The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. We want our children to develop a desire to investigate the history of our country and other ancient civilizations, and learn the skills to continue to be curious outside of school and into adulthood. We endeavour to provide a stimulating, engaging and challenging curriculum and learning environment as well as encouraging our children to follow and investigate their own interests.
As a result of this, pupils will increase and develop their historical skills, concepts and knowledge. They will increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past and be able to pinpoint what they are doing ‘now’ within the big picture. Our pupils will develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis and evaluation and develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
Our history curriculum covers the requirements of the National Curriculum and works to develop historical skills. Children learn about important historical events that helped to shape our country and the wider world; they also investigate the impact of important people and their contribution to history plus the legacy left behind.
Educational visits allow our pupils to see ‘history’ first hand and experience life in the past in order to draw on experience to make contrasts.
The pupils will learn through investigating, who, when, where, what and presenting their findings in a variety of ways and then following a personal line of enquiry.
We want our children to develop curiosity and a desire to investigate their world and learn the skills to continue to be outside of school and into adulthood. We endeavour to provide a stimulating, engaging and challenging curriculum and learning environment as well as encouraging our children to follow and investigate their own interests. We want our children to develop a sound geographical knowledge starting with the United Kingdom and branching out to the world; the continents, countries, main physical features and human landmarks. Our curriculum intends to develop geographical skills; map reading, using ordnance survey maps, using atlases and understanding geographical data and terminology.
We have designed our curriculum to fully cover the national curriculum and its expectations with discrete geography units. We ensure our children develop ‘sticky knowledge’ by making links to previous learning and building on existing skills. We develop geographical skills through practical and digital map making and field work and to make pupils environmentally and geographically aware at a local, regional and global level. This builds to increase our pupils’ awareness and knowledge of other cultures.
Our curriculum is designed to ‘wow’ and engage our pupils and to include all children whatever their needs. Access to online resource, special visitors and educational visits, ‘bring the learning to life’ for our children and enhance the learning experience.