To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in history, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Learning in Preschool and Reception is planned using Development Matters and learning in KS1 and KS2 is based on The National Curriculum. We also use principles from ‘The Learning Challenge Curriculum’ where History is a ‘driver’ for themes in KS1 and KS2. The knowledge, skills and understanding that children need to learn is detailed in our long term planning. The historical skills of chronological understanding, knowledge and interpretation and historical enquiry are clearly defined with expectations for each year group. This planning provides a clear starting point for teachers to develop medium term planning for their year group. Year group planning builds on previous knowledge and skills and ensures that planned learning opportunities enable children to develop their long term memory. This is further supported by the use of knowledge organisers and quizzes. We assess History through ongoing formative assessment which reviews progress through review of work, quizzes, detail in writing and use of vocabulary and language to articulate ideas and concepts which build over the time the unit is taught.
The History curriculum is also enriched by educational visits to local museums and historical sites. These experiences enable the children to use their developing enquiry skills in a different context.
Our History Long Term Planning:
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