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We promote cultural development in History by...


  • Gaining a wide understanding of both our local community, Britain and the wider world by studying links between their histories. Children are exposed to a wide range of cultures in society and understand the impact this has had on both Britain and the wider world.
  • Year 3: Romans, Egyptians, Greeks Year 4: Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Mayans
  • Year 5: Middle Ages, Explorers, Industrial Revolution
  •  Year 6: WW2, Tudors, Stone Age to Iron Age
  •  Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs (British Value: Ruke of Law) 
  • Students are encouraged to ask questions, to understand the history of beliefs of people in the past. (British Value: Mutual Respect and Tolerance)
  • Celebration of significant events e.g  - Remembrance Day - State funeral - Coronation - St Francis’ Day
  • Giving children an appreciation of the influences that have shaped the children' own cultural heritage.  Further links in this area looks at Aycliffe Angels and Railways. A focus on significant individuals and places encourages children to reflect on their own cultural assumptions and values. (British Value: Individual Liberty) 
  • Work within History allows the children to express their opinions and communicate SMSC Mapping in SMSC Mapping in Art History their knowledge in varied ways, including artistic forms. e.g. Viking pendants. Written work helps to develop empathy. Developments in religion and its impact further enhance child's cultural development. (British Value: Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect) 
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