The History Curriculum
The whole experience of History is in line with our vision. History is taught as part of a topic-based curriculum where staff work hard to plan and organise tasks which are in harmony with their topic themes. Where possible, members of the wider school and local community are involved in sharing their relevant expertise with the children. Topics are also enhanced through educational visits.
Staff engage in a variety of personal research and training in order to present their topics in as interesting a way as possible, demonstrating their commitment to life-long learning.
The 5 big ideas are:
Chronology; to develop a secure knowledge and understanding of chronology and how topics studied fit within a chronological framework.
Civilisations and empires; to understand history of the wider world.
Compare and connect; to make links with prior learning and gain historical perspective.
Artefacts and sources; to understand methods of enquiry and sources of information.
Influence of people; including significant individuals.