Our teaching of history aims to encourage your child to enjoy their heritage; to increase their motivation to investigate and research; to develop their skills for finding out, understanding and evaluating that information. The multicultural content will also encourage your child to gain tolerance, empathy and social awareness.
In KS 1 pupils are taught history for an hour a week by the class teacher through theme work and it is often linked to foundation subjects like science, history and technology. In KS 2 pupils are taught history as a discrete subject for two hours a week by the class teacher. Again, the history topic often links to foundation subjects taught in that term. Over two years the pupils spend three terms on history-focused topics (and three terms on geography focused topics). For more information about how they are linked see the 2-year plans and termly learning overviews that are sent out to parents.
PlanBee units are often used as a starting point for lesson sequencing but then are adapted to the specific class with supplementary activities resources. Assessment is made after discussion with the children, looking at their weekly work and end of unit custom assessments and quizzes. This is then recorded on the foundation assessment grid.
See below the history objectives taught in each history topic in each school year.
In the overviews below you will find the key knowledge, skills and vocabulary covered in each topic.
Y1 and 2 Knowledge and Skills overviews
Y3 and 4 Knowledge and Skills overviews
Y5 and 6 Knowledge and Skills overviews