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History Curriculum

Our History curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills to understand different historical concepts, understand methods of enquiry, understand abstract terms linked to historical topics and gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different concepts. Children will know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and 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; achievements and follies of mankind.

 

History is taught as a discreet subject where children explore historical events, civilisations and significant people and further their understanding in greater depth. It is paramount that history work be purposeful and builds on pupils’ prior knowledge and understanding of events in history. Pupils should be clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this. In History, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. 

 

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 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 are able to explain it using historical terms.
  • Skills-based lessons and focuses.
  • Imparting knowledge accurately and with enthusiasm which generates high levels of commitment from children.
  • Providing constructive feedback to children.

 

We also:

 

  • Display and celebrate the pupils’ work in their class, around the school, on the school website and school newsletter. 
  • Hold WOW events.
  • Organise experts and outside visitors to lead workshops and /or assemblies to inspire and motivate the children.
  • Organise school trips to deepen their understanding.
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