Our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to know more about the past. We aim to enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach children 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.
History Throughout School
In terms of the specific history curriculum our intent is that: -
- we celebrate the cultural capital intent above, pupils are taught history in a chronological order through time, enabling progression of learning and skills.
- the curriculum is designed with the intention that every pupil is able to reach their potential in History.
- Visits, visitors and involvement in the community activities are planned in to provide first-hand experiences for the pupils to support and develop their learning as historians and their historical experiences.
- Pupils gain more historical experiences from going on visits and being proud of their local heritage.
- History is promoted through the celebration of anniversaries, festivals and events throughout the year, which are linked with other areas of the curriculum.
- Pupils will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future, supporting school’s overall focus on enabling them to become responsible citizens.
- High quality history lessons will inspire pupils to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians, understanding their role in time.
Within history this half term we will be developing our historical skills. These are our overarching questions to enhance our enquiry based learning.
EYFS- Changes around us
Y1-How do I find out about me?
Y2 – Why are some places special?
Y3- Who were Britain’s first builders?
Y4 – Why did the Romans march through County Durham?
Y5 – Were the Vikings really vicious?
Y6 – What’s in a name?