History Learning Journey
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Our History Curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want our children to be curious and to want to find out more about the past. Our aim is to equip our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, and sift arguments to develop their perspective and judgement. We want our children to develop an increasing understanding of the complexities of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identities and the challenges they face of the current times.
Teachers plan and deliver lessons using a progression of knowledge and skills approach that ensures the curriculum is covered and the knowledge and skills are taught in a progressive way throughout the school from year 1 to year 6. Our history curriculum enriches the learning for children enabling them to gain “real-life” experiences through educational visits both locally and further afield. As a school situated in London, the children will have the opportunity to go to museums to see for themselves artefacts and to learn from the past. The children will know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world. The children will be taught about continuity and change, cause and consequence, difference and significance. They will be taught to apply their knowledge and skills to make connections, draw contrasts, analyses trends, frame historically- valid questions and create their own accounts. The children will be taught to understand methods of historic enquiry, including how evidence is used and how interpretations have been constructed.
We believe that through our high quality delivery of history every child will have experiences to enable them to be curious and inspired. The impact of their learning over time is for our children to want to want to learn about history in more depth when transferring to secondary school. We aim for the children to be ready to engage in more sophisticated discussion of the world both locally and globally. Teachers use assessment for learning strategies as well as engaging in conferencing activities to identify and to address any misconceptions immediately. Each half term children from year 1 to year 6 are assessed for their progress and understanding in history lessons, by the teacher, and this is tracked over time.