Our History curriculum is designed to develop a curiosity and fascination about the past that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Our philosophy is that children should:
- Build an extensive base of historical knowledge and vocabulary.
- Foster a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the past gaining a chronological awareness
- Be embedded through a values based approach where possible.
- learn through exploration and enquiry
- explore how people lived; looking for similarities and differences between different historical periods
- learn about the past, thinking about the effect it has had and considering how it shapes the world we live in today
History is taught throughout our Learning Experiences showing a progression of skills across the school. It is intertwined with other areas of the curriculum to inspire children’s curiosity and develop their skills and knowledge.
For each learning experience, a knowledge organizer which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) is produced. All children will master and apply this knowledge through the learning experience.
What we expect you to see:
- Happy and engaged learners
- An engaging hook at the beginning and a purposeful, authentic outcome to finish.
- Children exploring and handling artefacts, going on educational visits or welcoming visitors.
- Discussions and questioning around different History topics.
The use of in subject specific vocabulary taught and displayed for reference