Urmston Primary’s school values of resilience, responsibility, respect, happiness, kindness and pride, like our motto of ‘Growing Together. Empowered to Be More’, are engrained into the fabric of school life and weave into every context and every topic that the children learn about. It is vital that the children understand how these values have been embedded through History and see the relevance of them in our modern lives.
We believe that the children need to be given opportunities to deepen their disciplinary knowledge, understanding the role of a Historian, and substantive knowledge, understanding the use of a timeline and how each topic correlates to one another as they move up the school. Right from Nursery through to Year 6, the children need to begin to develop a good balance of knowledge and skills. Both are weaved through the topics and as the children grow, they gain a deeper understanding of the difference of the types of knowledge and disciplinary skills of being a Historian.
Our vision is to deeply enthuse children about the past and to help them put the present into perspective through a thematic approach which gives learning relevance. Along with a focus on enhancing an awareness of the consequences of historical figures, our children have an understanding of their place in our society and the impact that their actions can have on others. This ensures our curriculum develops happy, kind and well-rounded young people.