History – Mrs J. Nevin

At Cotteridge School, we believe it is important for children to develop a sense of historical curiosity about their world. We will provide them with the skills they need to build up a comprehensive picture of the past, thinking and acting as historians, as well as teach key historical facts and dates so children have a deep understanding of historical events. We are keen that our young historians build on previous learning by making links to topics from previous year groups and identifying these chronologically on our Cotteridge timelines. 

We are committed to providing pupils with opportunities to explore and make discoveries in their local area so they can develop an understanding of where they come from and the history and heritage of their home. The range of topics we study, which include key historical figures and events that shaped the world, allow children to develop their knowledge of history within the United Kingdom and the wider world. As historians, pupils will use and evaluate historical sources, to gain an insight into the past and understand the varying versions of it. Analysing these sources within the framework of historical enquiry further develops the children’s skills as historians. By supporting our topics with educational visits, pupils become immersed which further deepens their understanding.  

We strive to instil in our students a love of history and equip them with the tools needed to continue making historical discoveries.