Miss Kelly is our curriculum leader for History.
Our Intent for our History Curriculum
Our History curriculum aims to give children the hands on experiences and enquiry skills to develop key knowledge about what has happened in the past and the impacts on Britain and the rest of the world.
Our Implementation for our History and World Views Curriculum
Our History lessons are based on a big question each half term, we carry out a broad and creative approach to learning about periods of time. Each unit of work is introduced as a topic approach with a link to cross curricular opportunities. Our curriculum is carefully planned in a chronological order so children are taught in a coherent manner. Our long term and medium term plans map out the skills and themes covered each term for each year group. These plans define what will be taught in line with the ‘National Curriculum’ however, we believe that lessons are delivered based on the children’s enquiries and what they would like to investigate further.
The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles and key principles but we believe children learn best when:
* They have access to, and are able to handle artefacts.
* They go on visits to museums of places of interest linked to topics.
* They have access to secondary sources such as; non-fiction books and photographs.
* Visitors to discuss first hand experiences of the past events.
* They undertake fieldwork in locality.
* They use drama and dance to act out historical events.
* They are exposed and use key vocabulary linked to topics taught.
- They are part of a school in which we celebrate historical events and memorials to give children opportunities to reflect on how past events can impact present day.
- See whole school History long term plans for coverage across each year group.
The Impact of our History Curriculum
Through our delivery and learning, children should be able to access key vocabulary to help them to discuss, recall knowledge and understand History both locally and the wider world with a passion for finding out more.
Year 1 (Potter Class)
How have toys changed over time?
Who was Christopher Columbus?
Who was Neil Armstrong?
What are the similarities and differences between the two famous explorers?
Year 2 (Carroll Class)
How did people used to live? What can we learn about castle life?
What caused the great fire of London? How did it stop?
How was going to the seaside different for our Grandparents than it was for us?
Year 3 (Dahl Class)
What are the main changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?
Who were the Ancient Egyptians and what are they most known for?
Year 4 (Lewis Class)
Who were the fascinating Greeks?
How have the Romans impacted on society today?
Year 5 (Shakespeare Class)
What led to the downfall of the great Aztec society?
Were the Vikings pirate raiders?
Year 6 (Tolkien Class)
How has Victorian society impacted life today?
What was life like during World War Two on the home front?
Enrichment opportunities for history include residential visits to Llandudno, France and Belgium, day visits to a range of Museums, Beeston Castle. and Roman Chester. Outdoor learning and living history days in school. We also welcome speakers to tell us about their experiences and often share historical artefacts from home.