History Statement of Intent:
At Worthinghead, we aim to provide our children with a high quality history education and a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Children are given opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
Children reflect on the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, and the diversity of societies.
All children should know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent and chronological narrative from the earliest times to the present day. They should know how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
Children learn about ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires, and the achievements and follies of mankind. Historical concepts, such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and differences, are developed. Children use these to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends and ask questions.
Through history lessons, children provide structured accounts of their learning, including written narratives and analyses.
We encourage children to develop methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims. Children reflect on how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed. They place their growing knowledge into different contexts and make connections between local, regional, national and international history.
We explore cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history on a short and long term the scale.
At Worthinghead, history is taught as part of a creative curriculum.
We follow the history programme of study for key stages 1 and 2 from the National Curriculum for England.
We ensure a focus on the purpose of study as well as the attainment targets from the National Curriculum.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children begin to develop historical skills and knowledge. They develop Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning, which are applied in all subjects and areas of learning.
Understanding The World: Past and Present links most closely to history.
Children are also developing necessary skills throughout other areas of learning, such as Communication and Language, and Literacy.
We enrich our history curriculum with educational visits outside of school and with visitors who come into school.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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