At Aintree Davenhill Primary School we believe that 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. Our teaching equips 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. Children will study how their locality has changed over time and how people and places have been impacted by key historical events. Children have opportunities for history-based educational visits, such as The Roman Walls of Chester and the Salford Air-Raid Shelters. The history curriculum across the school has been planned in such a way that children will be revisiting and building on their historical knowledge throughout their school life. Key concepts and themes are revised frequently leading to a knowledge rich curriculum.
The curriculum team take responsibility for managing the development of the history curriculum, led by Mrs McGowan.