Why do we learn history?
History plays a central role within the curriculum at Ark Franklin and is fundamental to our wider school mission where pupils are expertly taught to ensure that all, regardless of background, know more, remember more and can do more within the history domain. Children are empowered with the historical skills and knowledge needed to confidently and successfully master the subject in the world beyond Franklin. This intent is rooted in Ark Franklin’s values, mission and approach to teaching and learning.
London has enjoyed a rich history and we feel it is essential that pupils have a clear understanding of this within the wider British and world context as a basis in which to develop pride in their community, their county and their country.
Our history curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils gain a coherent and detailed understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world. Children are taught to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; they investigate these past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. Children develop critical evaluative skills as they look at sources and consider the legacy of these elements of history.