History at The Buchan School aims to stimulate the children's interest and curiosity of historical events and people from the past.
Our purpose is to develop a sense of identity within our pupils and encourage a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. We also teach the investigation of these past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
Aims for the teaching of History at The Buchan School
- To promote an interest in the past.
- To develop an understanding of events over time and in a chronological structure.
- To learn about the roles that individuals and events have played in shaping modern society.
- To develop an ability to investigate and interpret different versions of past events.
- To learn to study historical evidence and to ask and answer questions about the past.
- To develop the ability to communicate historical knowledge and understanding using a variety of techniques.
- To encourage children to understand other people, their beliefs, thoughts, values and experiences.
- To develop an awareness of the world around them.
- To develop an understanding of society and their place within it, so that they acquire a sense of their cultural heritage.
- To develop a knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world.
Through History lessons we seek to encourage children to develop the following skills:
- Interpretation of secondary and primary sources
- Historical enquiry
- Communicating history dramatically, verbally and narratively