At West Melton, through our history curriculum, we aim to expand historical vocabulary, increase our children’s knowledge about the past on a local, regional, national and international al basis. We recognise the important role that history plays in preparing our children with the skills they can use in their lifetime. Through the high-quality history education that all pupils at West Melton will receive the children will gain a love for the subject in its own right, appreciate the value it has in understanding cultural and societal change and how learning from it can drive forward aspirations for themselves and of others.

Children, through history, are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, sift arguments, weigh evidence, think critically and develop perspective and judgment. At West Melton pupils will be encouraged to think deeply and engage in enquiry.  History at West Melton enables our learners to be proud of their local heritage, to develop a sense of their own identity and the challenges and changes within their local area. Our curriculum seeks to provide learners with a growing understanding of the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, equality and diversity within societies and develop an understanding of the relationships between different groups of people.

Our aim is that our children go on to apply these skills across all subjects, and can draw upon their knowledge in other disciplines. Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject-specific language they need to describe, question and discuss concepts relating to the past.  Indeed, it is one of the ‘foundations’ aspects of the curriculum at West Melton that will add real value to the children’s primary education.

How do I find out more about the curriculum?

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.