Cradle Hill Community Primary School



It is our firm belief that the subject of history has an important role to play in upholding the ethos and values of our school. As outlined in our school’s aims, we aim to provide an environment where “children are encouraged to consider and play a positive role within the school and the wider community, now and in the future, and develop their sense of Citizenship.” 

Promoting diversity, children able to learn from the mistakes of the past, broad and balanced, inspire their imagination and ability to challenge beliefs, challenging curriculum which develops the resilience of every child.


 Developing skills:

We encourage children to develop the following skills and in order to carry out historical investigations.  Our aim is to develop the following skills of historical enquiry identified in ‘The National Curriculum 2014,’ History Programmes of Study.  At Cradle Hill we see these skills as integral to history learning. 

  • Observing
  • Questioning
  • Interpreting and evaluation
  • Communication
  • Using knowledge and understanding of different historical events to aid further understanding.

Developing attitudes:

Through history we aim to encourage the children at Cradle Hill to develop a range of attitudes such as:

  • Curiosity
  • Exploration
  • Awareness
  • Perseverance
  • Co-operation and collaboration
  • Independence
  • Open mindedness
  • Originality
  • Self-evaluation
  • Respect and sensitivity


 Through History we will raise achievement, allowing for individuality, responsibility, care and tolerance towards each other and our world.

These are reflected in the following statements:

  • To raise children’s historical knowledge and understanding by developing their confidence and ability to carry out historical investigations.
  •  To engage the children as historians in an active way by building on children’s experiences and setting their historical learning into a meaningful and appropriate context.


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