Co-ordinator: Mrs L Larcher & Miss A Dillon
The history curriculum is designed by the curriculum co-ordinator, management team and governors to allow pupils to transfer key knowledge to their long-term memory. It is sequenced in a chronological order encompassing significant historical events, people and places in our locality to ensure breadth, balance, continuity and progression. This results in building new skills and knowledge based upon what has been taught before, allowing all pupils to work towards clearly defined end points. We develop children’s experiences and understanding of history and ignite their curiosity about Britain’s past and that of the wider world; building critical thinking skills so that children can make reasoned judgements that are logical and well thought out through encompassing memorable learning opportunities for example, Victorian day, Space Day and Ancient Greek day. The school provides a coherently planned curriculum, sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge, skills and cultural capital through informative teaching and learning activities and enhancement experiences.
We therefore intend that all pupils will:
- Enjoy history and develop curiosity about the past, which informs understanding.
- Learn about the roles that individuals, movements and events have played in shaping modern society.
- Learn to study historical evidence through handling physical resources, photographic evidence, asking questions and solving problems.
- Master the ability to communicate historical knowledge and understanding, orally, visually and in writing, and using appropriate techniques and vocabulary.
- Appreciate how and why some aspects of the past are subject to different interpretations.
- Use information-handling skills, which have a wider application to everyday life.
- Develop an understanding and awareness of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues.
- Learn about the major events in the history of our own country and of the world and how these events may have influenced one another.
- Learn about events and individuals in their local area and how these have shaped the environment around them.
- Develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.
- Focus, build-upon and learn key vocabulary to develop understanding of concepts and historical knowledge.
- Read a variety of different books to promote over-learning and the development of pre-skills. Alongside this, children are encouraged to read a variety of sources and critically analyse them e.g. newspaper articles, posters etc… to develop understanding of concepts and historical knowledge to embed learning in the long-term memory.
- Build in memorable experiences to promote deep learning.