Our school recognises that History will inspire pupils’ curiosity and desire to know more about the past. Our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of British, Local and World history.
Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children to develop an awareness of the past, understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our topics are informed the national curriculum. These will contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school.
ImplementationThe Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follows the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance which aims for all children in reception to have an ‘Understanding of the World; People and Communities, TheWorld and Technology’ by the end of the academic year. This feeds into Key Stage 1, which is then built upon at Key Stage 2.
History in KS1 and KS2 is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning. In line with the National Curriculum 2014, the History curriculum at Carr Green aims to ensure that all pupils:
Teachers are encouraged to consider opportunities to enable children to base learning on first-hand experiences through educational visits and/or inviting visitors to school to enhance learning and bring knowledge and skills to life.
History is taught as a discrete subject through ‘blocking’ to immerse the children into their learning to become real ‘historians.’
Curriculum Planning Overview
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