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Cloverlea Primary School

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History

History at Cloverlea

Intent

At Cloverlea, our aim is to set out a high quality history curriculum which will inspire in pupils a curiosity and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want to equip pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; an understanding of significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learning about the lives of significant people of the past; an understanding of the methods of historical enquiry and the ability to ask and answer questions. We want to foster an enjoyment and love of learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

Implementation

To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that they can build on, our history curriculum is progressive and outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary to be taught in a sequentially coherent way: chronological understanding; historical knowledge and understanding; historical enquiry and interpretations of history; organisation and communication are all mapped out to ensure that pupils build on secure prior knowledge.

 

When covering each of these strands, the content is carefully organised by each year group through a long term plan. Content knowledge, vocabulary and skills are planned for at a greater level of detail in the medium term plan. History is delivered through subject specific teaching organised into blocks under a theme whilst meaningful links with other subjects are made to strengthen connections and understanding for pupils. The History units taught have been developed to help children appreciate their own identity and the challenges in their time. It will help them understand the process of change over time and significant developments.

At the beginning of each topic, prior knowledge is revisited to support children in recalling previous learning and make connections.

 

Classroom history displays contain topic specific vocabulary along with key facts and questions to support learning.  Children have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of history educational trips and workshops throughout their time at Cloverlea which put their learning into context and spark their interest in the topics.

Impact

Our history curriculum is high quality, well planned and demonstrates clear progression.  We focus on the  progression of knowledge and skills whilst providing activities and experiences to enrich the curriculum. We measure the impact of our curriculum through analysis of standards achieved against the planned outcomes; pupil discussions about their learning; observation of learning and scrutiny of children's work; and annual tracking of standards across the curriculum.

History Curriculum

Progression of Skills

History Snapshots

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