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: