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Compass Primary School

History

History Curriculum Intent:

“People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

History helps to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Teaching history should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

At Peckover, History is always present and fully incorporated in every subject we teach, whether this is Literacy, Maths or Science. Topics such as Victorians, Ancient Egypt and World War II create excellent opportunities to learn about how Britain has been influenced by the wider world, but also to know and understand the nature of ancient civilisations.


 

High-quality displays where children can present their work and themed classrooms, full of artefacts, help children to understand the era they study. 


  

Implementation

At Peckover, we teach history by planning a sequence of lessons around carefully selected skills. Core and Foundation subjects are fully incorporated into each teaching sequence and key historical knowledge is therefore learnt in context.

Our children learn history, not only when they study facts in their own classrooms, but also by visiting historical places such as museums. Trips, dress-up days or specially arranged events related to an event from the past are an integral part of teaching history- like an unexpected visit from the Knight or Guy Fawkes. or Florence Nightingale.


  

History

Historical Enquiry

EYFS

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Answer questions related to object artefact linked to me

 

 

Ask and answer questions related to object artefact linked to family

 

Use a range of sources to ask and answer questions related to key historical people and events.

 

Use a range of sources to ask and answer questions related to key historical period.

 

Create own questions and work collaboratively to answer questions. Begin to understand reliable and unreliable sources.

Create own questions and work collaboratively to answer questions. To choose a range of reliable sources.

Use a range of primary and secondary sources. Question the integrity of these sources and form judgements from this range of sources.

 

Understanding historical concepts and learn about and compare people from the past.

 

EYFS

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

I can talk about me from birth to now.

(Then & now)

I can talk about my family.

(Past & present)

Why did people act the way they did?

Making links to historical figures.

(Past, present, then, now recently)

Explore differences between life then and now.

Begin to understand the difference between  BC AD & centuries.

 

Begin to compare two historical eras/ figure and learn about the cause and consequence of people’s actions.

Compare and analyse two historical eras/ figure and learn about the cause and consequence of people’s actions.

Understand economic and social impact of an historical event.

Understand the cause and effect of the actions of individuals of an historical event.

At Peckover, we believe children should be immersed in and explore history from as many first hand experiences and sources as possible such as:

an immersive classroom environment, visits, role play, real artefacts and experience days.

We study one historical era or event per year group in depth to promote a life-long love of history and deep learning. Our emphasis is on historical enquiry based skills rather than facts and knowledge which inspires curiosity and encourages children to become self-initiated learners.

Children understand historical chronology through our developing school timeline.

Core Values