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History at Holy Trinity


At Holy Trinity, we aspire to creating children that are excited and enthralled by history.  We want to them to appreciate what it means to be a historian and what skills they learn to help them fully understand the importance of history and how past events have impacted on our lives.

We will develop their inquisitiveness to want to find out more, to ask enquiring questions and to be able to see links across different time periods to be able to understand how changes have happened.

We will provide the children with hands on experiences and the opportunity to explore, evaluate and examine artefacts and sources from those time periods.

From EYFS through to Year 6, pupils will be challenged to build on the knowledge they already have from their own experiences and to continue to make links between the past and present.

Progression of Skills

We have developed a progression of historical skills that the children will follow from EYFS to Year 6, covering the following areas:

  • Chronological awareness
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Historical context
  • Historical enquiry
  • Organise, evaluate and communicate information

Support at home

Here are a few ways you can support your child at home and encourage their interest in history:

  • Visit historical places. Moseley Old Hall, The Leather Museum in Walsall are just a couple of local places that a filled with vast amounts of information and hands on experiences.
  • Help your child understand their family history. You can help history come alive by reviewing old family photo albums with your child. Do a family tree with them, noting when and where family members were born and what their occupations were. Also encourage them to talk with their grandparents about their experiences.
  • Make current events a part of your family conversation. Watching the television news (Newsround on CBBC has a daily bulletin designed especially for children) with your child will further their understanding of current issues and may prompt questions from them.
  • Foster respect for people from other countries and cultures.
  • Make use of the mass media. Programmes like Horrible Histories are brilliant for getting children actively engaged with history.