At Lime Tree Primary School, we believe that all children should become reflective and critical thinking historians, who ask the ‘So what?’ questions and can recognise cause and effect. The History curriculum at Lime Tree is designed so that students develop their knowledge of not only British but world History in a way in which one topic builds on and supports the understanding of another. For example, the relationship and similarities between the Vikings in Britain during the 7th and 8th century and World War II.
History, as a subject, is divided into three strands. These are prevalent in each time period taught and in every year group across the school. The strands are taught discreetly or separately depending on the need of the subject. The strands are: Chronology, Historical understanding and Historical enquiry.
As a subject History can be taught as a stand-alone subject but when possible is used as a vehicle for cross curricular activities like: writing, reading, acting, speaking, listening and digital literacy.
Successful historians at Lime Tree will leave the school with a knowledge of a range of important historical periods and a range of tools that can be used in History, across other subjects and their lives. This could be crucial life skills like: asking and answering questions, challenging given information or researching topics.