Our history curriculum has been designed to celebrate the cultural diversity and identities of our pupils whilst also ensuring their understanding of history both in Britain and around the world is well developed.
Topics and lessons are designed to allow pupils to access and come to understand history through hands-on, practical experiences. They use primary and secondary sources to develop their knowledge and skills and trips and visits to see and experience these themselves.
School-wide theme days provide exciting opportunities for pupils to delve deeper into topics and bring them to life. A clear progression of skills ensures their learning develops breadth and depth each year.
Our school-wide focus on subject-specific vocabulary runs through this subject and builds upon vocabulary taught across the curriculum.
Progression of History Skills:
Knowledge organisers capture the key knowledge and vocabulary that pupils will be taught in each unit of learning. They are used by class teachers and pupils in various ways to help pupils remember key information. Parents and carers can support pupils at home by discussing what they've been learning in History, using the knowledge organiser to guide discussions.
History: Curriculum in Action
Year 1 meet the dinosaurs!
Year 3 become Roman soldiers
Year 3 meet a Roman gladiator
Year 4's Viking Day
Year 6 WWII Day