History

At Grove Street a high-quality history education helps pupils to gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

The National Curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of  Britain, from the earliest times to the present day: Understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  •  Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations
  •  Gain and use a historically grounded understanding of terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  •  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
  •  Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed   
  •  Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history;

 

 

Intent

Our History curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of periods, events and lives of people in history - both the history of  Britain, both local and national,  and the wider world - to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the effects and importance of history

The children undertake a broad and balanced programme that takes account of abilities, aptitudes and physical, emotional and intellectual development. Through history the children learn a range of skills, concepts, attitudes and methods of working.

Implementation

Teachers to write their knowledge organisers using the LTP and progression map.

  • A knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) all children must attain and apply in lessons;
  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth concentrating on the geographical skills suited to the age group;
  • A quiz which tests prior knowledge and knowledge learnt in the lesson which regularly supports learners¡
  •  Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner;
  • Trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience;
  • Appropriate curriculum themed home  learning tasks which children complete with adults at home.

 

Impact

Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.

In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: 

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • Work in their books is appropriate to their age (A.R.E.)
  • Pupil voice shows knowledge and enjoyment of the subject.

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