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History Vision Statement


“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” 

Theodore Roosevelt. 


Our vision is that the teaching of History at Fairview School will inspire children to be curious about the past and to ask and answer questions about how we used to live. By placing events chronologically, children will gradually build up a sense of how periods and events fit together, enabling them to see how society has evolved and developed over time. Through using different sources the children can evaluate different perspectives and the validity of information.  


Each year, children will progressively develop their enquiry skills with explicit reference to: chronology, continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference and significance. They will also develop specific vocabulary to enable them to make reference to these skills.  


Children will use both primary and secondary sources throughout the curriculum and over time will develop a deep understanding of how these sources are used and evaluated.