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Curriculum Statement

“A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps 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.”

Our History curriculum

At Otley All Saints C.E. Primary School we want our children to love history. Our aim is that, through the teaching of history, we nurture children's sense of curiosity in order for them to develop an appreciation, understanding and thirst for knowledge of the past.  Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present and this helps our children to become global citizens of the future. 

Here at Otley All Saints, from EYFS to Year 6, will also ensure our children understand how Britain developed as a society and enable children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and cultural understanding, alongside a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. This enables our children to learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.    

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Year 3 Stone Age Day

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Building castles in Reception

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Year 1 sorting 'toys through time'

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Meeting a 'real life' Viking in Year 4

History Learning Websites

Websites which have lots of great games and learning that link to your child’s learning in class:

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