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At Fairlawn Primary School, we believe history should stimulate pupils' interest and create an understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We aspire for pupils to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. We teach pupils to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach the pupils to investigate these past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
History helps to give us all a greater understanding of other cultures and how they have come to be as they are. It helps to show how humanity has changed, developed and learned over time. It helps us to understand which major events have had the greatest impact on our society and how they came about.
At Fairlawn Primary School, History is taught through the Curious-City curriculum which starts with an enquiry question e.g. Why did people travel in the past? What did Brunel do for Great Britain? How can we find out about people in the past? Why do we live here? Through answering these key questions, our children will develop a greater understanding of people of the world and the influences that shape them. This enables our children to understand their place in the world in relation to others, their culture and beliefs.