At Cuerden Church School we believe that history is not just the past, history is the present. We strive to ignite children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Thought provoking history lessons aim to inspire pupils to want to understand more about the past by thinking and acting as historians. Pupils grow to value, respect and understand their own and other people’s cultures. By considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. It is our goal that all pupils develop a chronological knowledge and a compassionate understanding of significant events and people.
Our teaching equips pupils to investigate past events and develop their skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. History at Cuerden Church School intends to be progressive and engaging. Progressive in our coverage of history topics and the teaching of history skills, alongside the priority of introducing new vocabulary and opportunities to commit learning to long term memory by revisiting and making connections. Engaging, through the development of a love for learning, by delivering challenging activities, handling artefacts and sources, discussion, collaboration, trips and visitors that give all pupils an opportunity to grow in confidence to question the past.