Our Intent for History at Abbot Alphege Academy
At Abbot Alphege Academy, it is our intent to provide an engaging and high-quality history education to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, following the guidance from National Curriculum. Pupils will explore significant figures such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Rosa Parks as well as time periods and civilisations such as Stone Age to Iron Age and Ancient Egyptians.
Our historians will develop a coherent understanding of the past. We will provide the skills to evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources, to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
We want all pupils to leave Abbot Alphege Academy with a secure knowledge and understanding of the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. As historians, we want children to have the ability to recall key events and dates, know significant people and be able to discuss these using accurate and specific vocabulary, which will progress through their journey up the school.
We want to inspire our children’s curiosity and love of history by connecting with and exploring the city of Bath. We are fortunate to bring history alive and make deeper connections by visiting many of the wonderful attractions that surround our school, such as The Roman Baths, Beckford Tower, The Herschel Museum and Number One Royal Crescent.
Here are some useful links for History: