Greenway’s intention is to provide high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our teaching intends to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through our History curriculum, we endeavour to teach pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
In terms of Greenway’s specific History curriculum, pupils are taught in a chronological order through time, enabling progression of learning and skills. They are exposed to historical overviews of time as well as in-depth studies of specific periods of history e.g. Ancient Egypt. The intention here is to provide pupils the opportunity to note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
High quality history lessons will inspire pupils to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians, understanding their role in time.