Our History curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills to understand different historical concepts; understand historical enquiry and how we can find out about the past; develop key vocabulary linked to historical topics and gain an understanding of changes over time by linking different concepts over a range of time periods. Children will gain a chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day and understand where each historical period fits within a wider narrative.
Children will know how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. They will know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; their achievements and legacies.
History lessons enable children to explore historical events, civilisations and significant people and further their understanding of the past. It is paramount that history work is purposeful and builds on pupils’ prior knowledge and understanding of events in history. Pupils should be clear what the intended outcomes are and children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about the knowledge and vocabulary they have acquired throughout the unit and how they can continue to improve.
Our History curriculum is taught through:
High quality teaching - staff have high expectations of all children.
Detailed schemes of work, which are based on the key historical skills and knowledge that children need to learn throughout the key stages.
Key learning and key vocabulary, to ensure that children are confident in what they are being asked to do and can explain it using historical terms.
Skills-based lessons and focuses.
Imparting knowledge accurately.
Building on prior learning and making links between different time periods.
Providing constructive feedback to children.
Display and celebrate the pupils’ work in their class.
Organise experts and outside visitors to lead workshops and /or assemblies to inspire and motivate the children.
Organise school trips to deepen their understanding.