Through our history curriculum, we aim to provide children with the skills and knowledge to understand the complexities of people’s lives, continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference and use these to make connections, draw contrasts and reach valid and balanced conclusions. Our History curriculum is designed to develop children‛s curiosity and fascination about the past and to ensure that children recognise its importance and relevance as 21st century thinkers. Our curriculum will ensure that children develop respect and tolerance different cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds. We also intend to develop the children‛s ability to apply historical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and understanding across the curriculum. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area and make links with their community so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes their local history unique and special.
High quality teaching is carefully planned and sequenced to ensure that prior knowledge, skills and vocabulary are built upon. Teachers use progression grids and knowledge organisers to ensure that subject matter is presented clearly and that misconceptions are identified and addressed to ensure that new knowledge is revisited and retained. A love of history learning is promoted through enquiry- based, practical approaches- teachers will source artefacts, organise visits/visitors and create opportunities for children to take part in re-enactments. When planning learning sequences, teachers will explore child- generated questions and use P4C questions to support an investigative approach to learning. Cross- curricular outcomes are specifically planned for, with strong links between history and geography as well as writing. Teachers provide opportunities for independent research, collaboration and debate to ensure that children are able to transfer their skills across subject domains and these opportunities will enable children to demonstrate empathy and respect for all.
Our history curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. Our children will leave with cross-curricular understanding of history that will allow them to become successful citizens having learned to critique evidence sources and form unbiased viewpoints. Children will know more, remember more and understand more about the history curriculum.