Essential Characteristics of historians

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
  • A passion for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements.
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.

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History display around the school - March 2018.
Some comments from History learning around the school:
"I loved remembering the toys I played with when I was a baby and a toddler." (Year 1)
"If we didn't learn about the past, we would think we had always lived this way and we wouldn't know how tough things were years ago." (Year 3)
"It's important to learn about mistakes made in the past so we can try not to make them again - though we don't always manage to." (Year 6)
Celebrate! Great and Little Shelford Primary School celebrated their 175th Anniversary in fabulous style!
The Key Stage II classes were turned into museums with exhibits brought in by the children.
We were then open to visitors with the children as the curators.
After lunch, the children got their chance to view along with their House Leader. What an exciting day!