"In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow."
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
- gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
History planning for KS1 and KS2 is based-upon by the Rising Stars history scheme of work which is chosen because it is ambitious and delivers the core of knowledge required by the National Curriculum in an interesting and engaging way.
Children are required not to simply acquire knowledge but to apply it in meaningful contexts. Questions and tasks to stretch and challenge the most able pupils are incorporated where appropriate. Revisiting ideas and concepts in different, more challenging, contexts in later units, using varied assessments and the inclusion of quizzes are all designed to help pupils remember content and integrate new knowledge into their evolving conceptual framework. Quality resources and materials are provided online to support the history curriculum and are sequenced towards the accumulation of skills, knowledge and understanding, working towards the next key stage.
History is delivered in Reception through the ‘Understanding of the World’ element of the Early Years goals**
In Key Stage 1 , History is allocated 1hour of curriculum time per week, in the first half term of each term. It is allocated 18 hours of curriculum time annually*.
In Key Stage 2, History is allocated 1 ½ hours of curriculum time per week, in the first half term of each term. It is allocated 27 hours of curriculum time annually*
The external curriculum has been enhanced by:
Visitors and Trips linked to Historical topics to enhance learning and develop cultural capital.
Year 3 Trip - Butser Ancient Farm - February 2022
We assess the impact of our curriculum intent and implementation by: