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 also aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We want 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.
We help pupils gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We inspire their curiosity to know more through asking questions, critical thinking, looking at evidence and devloping a perspective on what the past was like. Through the focus of ‘Journeys’ in the Spring term we can explore the diversity of societies and relationships between people and communities and the challenges they faced.
We assess pupils after each theme with a range of quizzes and questions to determine their knowledge and understanding. We return to this learning regualrly throughout the year through our ‘history meetings’. This is to ensure children recall the infomation regularly to bring it back to their working memories. Teacher assessments are focussed on the key learning intentions and these are recorded for the History Lead to evaluate.