Our school is situated at the heart of a historic ‘black and white’ village with its own significant opportunity for study on our doorstep! We want to develop children who are curious to find out more about how the world they live in now has been shaped by what has happened in the past. Our children need to know how their own lives fit into the chronology of history – one that relates to them and their country. They will use vocabulary which helps them describe the sources and evidence they investigate. There are a number of skills such as identifying bias, selecting sources, representing information and noting connections which children develop through their learning. There will be many opportunities to make connections with how history links with other areas of learning, such as through stories, art or music.
We have created a bespoke two-year curriculum which includes information relevant to our local area. Key questions help us shape our half-termly units of work - you can find thesehere.
In Early Years (the Reception year), the curriculum is organised along broad themes. You can see what history looks like in Class 1here.
On our journey through history in school, we need itineraries to help us know where we're going. Each unit of work has one which includes focused objectives for different groups of children, cross-curricular links and our ultimate destination. We help the children by including some keys - questions, vocabulary, ideas - to help them know more and remember more. Click on each class to see the itinerary and keys.