Welcome to Heath Primary School



Our History intent at Heath is to engage children's interest and understanding through stimulating themes and topics. We ignite the children's natural curiosity and create opportunities for them to investigate past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. We teach children an awareness of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity, and a cultural understanding based on past and present events in their lives and their historical heritage. Through History, we encourage our children to value and respect their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. Our History curriculum makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about the manner in which Britain has developed as a democratic society and the significant people, events, societies and changes that have shaped the present world we live in today. Through historical enquiry and collaboration children learn from the past to become critical thinkers and develop a responsibility for their future.