At Gatcombe Park Primary school, we aim to develop children as historians who demonstrate these characteristics:
A curiosity about the past and a developing understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways;
An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past and significant people and events from their locality;
The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences;
The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources;
The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry;
A respect for a range of historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements;
A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.
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