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History curriculum information

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

Our history curriculum aims to inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and how it has shaped the present – and will shape the future. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.  We hope that their knowledge and historical skills will help them make more informed life choices and aspire to be open-minded citizens, making a valuable contribution to society: asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, weighing evidence and developing perspective.

Our local area in the Exe Valley has a rich and diverse history and we believe this should drive our curriculum, along with familial stories so that children develop their understanding of the community in which they are rooted and the diversity of their own country, the UK and the wider world. For more information about the History Curriculum at Thorverton C of E Primary School, please click on the links below:

 History Curriculum Statement and Skills and Knowledge Progression

History Curriculum Overview

Our Humanities curriculum is woven together with golden threads that provide a framework for learning and help to deepen children's understanding of what is being taught. These golden threads are key concepts or issues that are integral to developing children's knowledge in History and Geography.  As they move through the school, children encounter these golden threads many times, in a variety of contexts and situations, building on prior learning and broadening their understanding.  History Golden Threads

 At Thorverton we are committed to removing barriers from learning to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress across the curriculum. The document attached below identifies some of the ways that we do this in writing:

Removing Barriers in History