Statement of Intent for History
We strive to provide our pupils with the skills needed to understand how the past has shaped the present, and how people’s ideas, values and daily lives were affected by the historical period, the culture and the place that they were a part of.
In History, we teach at least the expectations of the EYFS Framework using Development Matters guidance and the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study.
Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages.
Curriculum design for History:
The design of our History curriculum is supported by the Cornerstones resources. As the children progress through the school, we teach a layering of knowledge and skills for History, mainly through cross-curricular topics. Although some content may be taught discretely, this means that History is not taught in isolation, and wherever appropriate it is linked to other areas of the curriculum, giving children the opportunities to develop and reinforce knowledge and skills already established in context.
Curriculum Choices for History:
Whole school History events are periodically organised. These have included World War One commemoration events or immersion days such as ‘The 1960s’. Lessons are enhanced by special visitors or trips where appropriate. Where possible, links to local and community history are made.