'We are not makers of history. We are made by history' - Martin Luther King
At MHA, we aim to establish, develop and nurture in the children a love for learning about history. We do this through our motivating and varied curriculum, which covers local, national and international topics.
Developing a sense of chronology is important to us, and through this the children are able to increase their understanding of how the world has changed over time. Examples of history projects which have thoroughly engaged the children include: The Moon Landings, Mary Anning, Ancient Egypt, Crime and Punishment, Ancient Greece and Local History.
Attention is given to ensuring that children understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. We also feel that developing children’s skills of enquiry is important so that they are able to ask not just what happened in history, but also to ask and discover why.
We aim to help our children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, inspiring their curiosity to know more about the past. We equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
History helps us to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as our own identity and the challenges of our time.