At Holme Valley, we aim to offer a high-quality History curriculum that enables pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We strive to inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the past.
Our high-quality history curriculum has been carefully sequenced to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, skills and vocabulary, ensuring pupils’ prior knowledge is built upon. Facilitating learning through a selection of carefully-selected themes, we aim to help pupils understand the complexities of people’s lives in the past, the process of change over periods of time, and to be able to study the diversity of societies and relationships of different groups. We will teach historical enquiry skills and historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance and then learn how to use all of these aspects to draw contrasts, analyse trends and create structured accounts. Our history curriculum is enhanced through a variety of first-hand experiences including visitors to the school, use of artefacts, educational excursions and residential visits.
We aim to develop confident, independent learners who are able to apply their knowledge and understanding of the past to ask perceptive questions, think critically, appreciate different perspectives and develop informed judgements.