Camm’s CE Primary School Curriculum Statement - History
UNDERSTANDING - QUESTIONING - CHANGE
Intent - Understanding
Our intent when teaching History is to offer a coherently planned sequence of lessons that progressively cover the skills, knowledge and understanding of the History requirements set out in the Early Years Framework for Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We aim to develop historical skills and concepts which are transferable to whatever period of History is being studied. Our intent when teaching Historical events, eras and figures of interest is to focus on our 'Golden Threads of Learning' which are transport, conflict and society, ensuring that children have a secure, in-depth understanding of historical vocabulary associated with these threads of learning.
Implementation - Questioning
At Camm's, we implement the History curriculum by teaching History through purposeful lessons which ultimately build up the children's historical understanding, skills, knowledge and vocabulary. By re-visiting prior learning, children have opportunities to revise facts, consolidate historical skills and further their historical understanding that will question and support new learning. We implement a History curriculum that provides children with an in-depth chronological understanding. Questioning historical events and periods in History help children to gauge a better understanding of how society, transport and conflicts have changed and how it has shaped the world they now live in. We end all of our History units of learning with common theme questions to discuss 'What has stayed the same?' and 'What has changed and why?'
Impact - Change
The impact of our effective, purposeful History curriculum will be seen across school with an increase in the profile and chronological understanding of historical periods and events with all children making progress in this subject area depending on their own individual starting point and prior historical understanding and knowledge. The learning environment across the school will be more consistent with historical technical vocabulary displayed, spoken and used by all learners. Whole-school and parental engagement will be improved through the use of history-specific home learning tasks and opportunities suggested in lessons and overviews for wider learning in Key Stage 2. We want to ensure that History is loved by teachers and pupils across school, therefore encouraging them to want to continue building on this wealth of historical knowledge and understanding, now and in the future.