At Holy Family Catholic Primary School we have designed our history curriculum to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Through a focus of ‘Journeys’ in the Spring Term in all year groups we aim for teaching to equip pupils with knowledge we aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We expect pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Due to the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, we have considered the amount of time spent on each curriculum area. In our History Curriculum we will use the vehicles of to ensure children remain inspired and curious whilst developing some historical skills. This will continue to include carefully planned visits and visitors into school. The engagement that children have with these experiences will support their learning in English and Maths where lessons are extended over the school day. Leaders in History will monitor this over the Spring Term and consider the knowledge and skills learnt to ensure future planning is focussed.
Perlethorpe Education Center visited school today to teach Year 5 about the early settlers that made Britain their home.. They compared the way Saxons, Vikings and Normans established their settlements. The children got to experience [...]