At Chudleigh we value the importance of history as a means of developing children’s curiosity about the past and understanding of how history has shaped our world today.

We aim to develop a range of skills which enable children to ask questions and think critically about a wide range of topics

We adopt an enquiry based approach following the requirements of the National Curriculum where enquiries covered relate to local, national and world history.

Through our enquiries we aim to give the children a sense of chronology and understanding of how change has impacted on people’s lives in the past and present.

To enhance childrens’ learning, we visit places of historical interest and invite visitors who have specific expertise into school.

At Key Stage 1 pupils develop an awareness of the past through thinking about their own lives, their families and friends, and how/why lives have changed over time. They learn about people and events in the distant past through our enquiry based curriculum.

At Key Stage 2, children develop a sense of chronology, securing knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history through our enquiry based curriculum.