Our History curriculum engages children in a study of the ancient civilisations and major periods of British History. We provide pupils with an appreciation of our history and exploration through time with a clear understanding their place within it. Our history curriculum is designed to develop pupils’ fascination about the world encouraging them to ask questions of things beyond their lived experience. Lesson outcomes ensure delivery of robust historical knowledge, confident enquiry skills, the ability to interpret a range of primary and secondary evidence , collect and analyse data and to communicate findings in both written and oral form.
History is taught through our weekly Topic lessons. Units are chosen to ensure coverage of key stage 2 national curriculum requirements with a balance of history and geography. , geography curriculum will be taught in response to driving questions which are aimed to be challenging, inspiring, creative, nurturing and encourage active learning. The learners will revisit geographical skills and knowledge in order to embed and deepen understanding. The lessons are carefully planned to ensure that all children are well supported in their learning and that opportunities for depth is planned for. We ensure that trips and visiting experts enhance the learning experiences for the children.
The impact of our history curriculum is that our learners are equipped with a historian's skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the secondary curriculum and for life as an adult in the wider world. The children will be able to discuss their learning and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through a range of activities. The children’s learning is assessed against the age-related expectations that are based on the 2014 National Curriculum statements for History.