History - The Oakmeadow Way

At Oakmeadow, we aim to promote a love of history through developing the children’s skills as historians as well as a broad knowledge base. We will equip pupils to be able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspectives and judgement. History should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and how this links with the world today – both in the local community and the wider world.

We will be teaching a range of topics to give the children the opportunity to understand the significance of past events on their lives. They will gain historical perspective through a range of different contexts which will allow them to understand the complexity of people’s lives and how things have changed over time.

Learning about history allows the children to develop key values which underpin the school and British society for example learning about respect, democracy and tolerance.

History Overview

At Oakmeadow, we will teach the children to be historian’s through:

  • developing chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history

  • making connections, contrasts and trends over time

  • noting cause, similarities and differences

  • understanding how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

  • engaging school visits off site and visitors to school.

  • Mr Jakub Bocian

    History Lead