Subject Leader - Mrs Forshaw
Our aim at High Legh is to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. The pupils should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this. Most importantly they should have fun!
How is History unique to High Legh?
At High Legh, an important objective is for all pupils to develop as young historians and we achieve this by recognising and planning for what becoming better at History entails – progression - and consequently challenging and supporting our pupils to work historically in a more rigorous manner as they progress through the school. We have also tailored our curriculum to the local area and so in KS1 we invite local antique collectors to bring in their antique toys for Class 1 to study. They also look at the local artist L.SLowry and study The Titanic that set sail from the local docks in Liverpool. Class 2 specifically study the famous author Lewis Carroll and his place of birth, Daresbury. KS2 invite in the local historian Judy Popley to talk about the local area and visit both the Lion Salt Works in Northwich and the Lymm Heritage Centre to consider the key industries throughout our local history.
Supporting children to make further progress