Our curriculum provides a continuous opportunity for all pupils to build upon their chronological knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. Each year pupils build on previously taught skills and are given the opportunity to dive deeper into the chronological narrative from the earliest of times to the present day. Pupils are given the opportunity to travel back in history and recognise how this has shaped us as people today - allowing them to consider, how over time, people learn from mistakes, experience and knowledge. They will study influential historians and consider the impact of their work and use sources of evidence and historical context to develop curiosity and enquiry skills. Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to question, think critically and develop perspective and judgement. They will understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses. The History that we teach is a platform to provide historical fascination and enjoyment for all.
The history curriculum is delivered to pupils in a range of formats.
Upon the success of a well-planned and delivered history lessons, we will use quizzes, mind maps, posters, displays and pupil questionnaires and feedback activities to measure the impact of each unit. Pupils will be successful in applying and building upon existing skills from topic to topic, year to year and their curiosity and eagerness to know more will grow with them as they progress through school.