Vision statement and intent:
At Skelmanthorpe Academy we want all our children to have an understanding of the past and how history will shape their future. We believe that high quality history lessons encourage critical thinking, enhance the ability to weigh evidence and generate arguments; develop chronological understanding and allow children to develop a sense of perspective. Over and above all this we want children to be passionate about history. Our history curriculum generates a sense of awe and wonder and actively asks children to ask ‘why’. Cross curricular links are made within the subject which both contextualizes the subject and motivate learners. In addition this way of working provides highly productive opportunities to use and apply children’s literacy and numeracy skills whilst strengthening their learning in history and other subjects.