Subject leader: Miss Hodges

We value History as an important part of all children’s entitlement that engages, inspires and challenges pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to understand about real people and events and how this has impacted on their life today. Our History curriculum promotes curiosity and encourages children to learn to think and reflect in order to acquire knowledge and understanding as individuals and as members of a team. At Trinity Academy Richmond we encourage children to ask questions, evaluate evidence and make links.
Our History curriculum ensures that our children develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve exceptionally well and is reflected in our consistently high outcomes for our pupils.

Our pupils will:

  • have a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments.
  • develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations
  • understand the values of our society
  • learn about the major issues and events in the history of our own country and of the world and how these events may have influenced one another
  • develop a knowledge of chronology within which the children can organise their understanding of the past
  • understand how the past was different from the present and that people of other times and places may have had different values and attitudes from ours
  • understand the nature of evidence by emphasising the process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source materials
  • distinguish between historical facts and the interpretation of those facts
  • understand that events have a multiplicity of causes and that historical explanation is provisional, debatable and sometimes controversial