History at SKA

 

 The aim of history teaching at SKA  is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. They learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. 

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SMSC in History at SKA

History teaching and learning at South Kirkby Academy promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children in many ways:

 

 Spiritual

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Spiritual development is concerned with developing the non-material aspects of life, focusing on personal insight, values, meaning and purpose. Beliefs that help provide perspective on life may be rooted in religion, but equally may not.This refers to children’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, which inform their perspective on life and their interest in, and respect for, different people’s feelings and values. This is developed in History by giving pupils the opportunity to understand human emotions and feelings, the way they impact on people and how an understanding of them can be helpful.

 

Moral 

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Moral development is largely about making choices, behaviour and how you live your life. Its also about personal and societal values, understanding the reasons for them and airing and understanding disagreements. Moral Development refers to a pupil’s understanding, attitude and behaviour to what is right and what is wrong. Giving pupils opportunities to explore and develop moral concepts and values throughout the curriculum; for example, truth, justice, equality of opportunity, right and wrong through Historical events.

 

Social

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Social development shows pupils working together effectively, relating well to adults and participating in the local community.Social Development refers to a pupil’s progressive acquisition of the competencies and qualities needed to play a full part in society and become informed citizens of the future. This is supported by encouraging children to recognise and respect social differences and similarities; for example, where they live, different kinds of family models, age issues as explored through the study of History.

 

Cultural

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Cultural development is about understanding and feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures and experiencing a range of cultural activities. Understanding and tolerance regarding the cultural traditions and beliefs of others. Cultural development refers to pupils developing their understanding of beliefs, values and customs in social, ethnic and national groups different to their own. This is supported by celebrating the attitudes, values and traditions of diverse cultures through the study of History.

 

 

South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 3DP

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