“You have to know the past, in order to understand the present” – Carl Sogan
As historians at Wellington and Marlborough, all children will be inspired to develop a natural curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world reflecting our community’s diversity. Through an engaging range of topics, our children will develop their knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. They will also research and analyse significant aspects of the history of the wider world, such as ancient civilisations and empires.
Throughout their primary experience, our learners will investigate historical changes in their own living memory and beyond and interpret and reflect on the lives of significant people of the past. As well as gaining critical knowledge, the children will also explore and develop methods of historical enquiry, such as: how to ask and answer perceptive questions; how to think critically by analysing and evaluating evidence; and how to develop their own judgements.
Children in all year groups will develop a love for history through an engaging curriculum that incorporates a multi-sensory approach to learning which ignites the children’s passion for the subject and thirst for more knowledge.