At Woodloes Primary School, the intent of History education is to stimulate children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. Also, by thinking about how people lived in the past, children consider their own personal choices, attitudes and values.
The National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils:
Our aim is to provide a History curriculum that is designed to balance acquiring a broad and deep knowledge alongside opportunities to develop and apply historical skills.
The Kapow Primary Scheme is used to plan and teach history sessions; ensuring full coverage of content of the National Curriculum. Each session identifies clearly the skills and knowledge to be taught which enables progression, both throughout the year, as well as throughout the school.
Children develop and apply progressive historical skills, for example, by finding evidence, weighing it up and reaching their own conclusions. To do this successfully, as historians, children learn to: research, interpret evidence (including primary and secondary sources), and argue for their point of view.
Experience days and / or historical trips enthuse children and enhance their understanding of the past.
Learning in History will be enjoyed across the school and children will develop:
Assessments linked to History take place throughout the academic year, and children are assessed against age-related expectations by their class teacher. The results of these assessments are recorded and used to inform judgements linked to attainment and progress. Assessments linked to age-related expectations are shared with parents/carers in the end of year report.
The impact of the History curriculum at Woodloes Primary School is assessed through subject specific monitoring and participation in the deep dive process. Accompanying evidence is provided through pupil interviews, lesson visits, teacher questionnaires, work trawls, learning walks and the analysis of data.