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HISTORY AT ST RICHARD'S

OUR INTENT

 

Through the teaching of History at St Richards, we aim for children to see history as a continuous story that has shaped the Britain we live in today, as well as the wider world. We endeavour for children to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies, the complexity of people’s lives, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

 

We intend for our children to have real life experiences, to learn about history in an active way and to be inspired to ask inquisitive questions. Our curriculum is therefore enriched with events, trips and activities which use primary sources and artefacts. Recent examples include interviewing a friend of the school and WW2 survivor, making Mayan hot chocolate, and creating Roman shields to test soldier formations. Links to Geography and other subjects are also explored.

 

We believe that our teaching of History supports pupils in gaining an understanding of the changes in our locality through time, the richness and diversity of civilisations past, and indeed their own identity.

 

OUR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HISTORY CURRIUCLUM

 

We implement our curriculum so that our children have real life experiences, to learn about history in an active way and to be inspired to ask inquisitive questions. Our curriculum is therefore enriched with events, trips and activities which use primary sources and artefacts. Recent examples include interviewing a friend of the school and WW2 survivor, making Mayan hot chocolate, and creating Roman shields to test soldier formations. Links to Geography and other subjects are also explored.

Children in Early Years and KS1 will explore changes over time both within and beyond living memory to enhance their chronological understanding. Children in Year 1 and 2 will study a range of significant historical people, places and event to expand the range and depth of their historical knowledge.

To ensure our children see the history of Britain as a continuous story, children in KS2 follow a progressive curriculum, starting from the Stone Age and moving through time and year groups to the Victorian era.

 

OUR IMPACT

 

Our teaching of History supports pupils in gaining an understanding of the changes in our locality through time, the richness and diversity of civilisations past, and indeed their own identity. They will have the valuable skills needed to be able to compare and contrast aspects of different time periods, explore the legitimacy of different sources, and use evidence to build up a picture of past events.

OUR 3I PLAN FOR HISTORY 

Please see below for our Intent, Implementation and Impact overview for History. 

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