Intent - Our Vision
We want our children to:
- Have a sense of chronology.
- Understand that over time, people’s way of life has varied and developed.
- Gain a historical perspective on their life and the world.
- Be able to apply their knowledge to understand connections between periods of history and the lives of people now and in the past.
- To consider the value of different historical sources.
- Appreciate and celebrate significant individuals, cultural traditions, arts and events which have influenced life in Britain.
Implementation - How we will deliver this to achieve our goal
- Cross curricular learning helps children to make links between history and other areas of learning.
- We provide first hand experiences, including historical activities, cooking, trips and visitors.
- A 'decolonised' curriculum which celebrates the part diversity has played in the development of our own and other cultures.
- Use of high quality books, resources, materials and online resources inspire and deepen learning.
- By providing opportunities for awe and wonder, including problem solving and the element of surprise when introducing new topics.
- Opportunities to explore concepts for themselves through continuous provision approach deepen and embed the learning.
- Encouragement to ask own questions using discussion, working walls and Wondering Walls, and to seek answers, during which children apply the research skills they have been taught.
- Our annual Black History and Dignity Pause Day celebrates the ways Caribbean culture has enriched Britain and the ways in which significant individuals in Black history have made a difference in the world.
Use of the art of discussion to prompt and inspire questioning and curiosity about the events and lives of people in the past.
Teachers' expertise and skill in archaeology and history enriches the subject.
Impact - How we know our vision has come to fruition
Our children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey, leaving us:
- With an enthusiastic interest in history, inspired and motivated to continue to learn.
- Able to make links and reason about historical questions and ideas.
- Able to apply knowledge to new situations and periods of history.
- Transferring knowledge of history and how this could impact on the future, using higher order thinking skills.
- An understanding of chronology and how to use sources.
- Interested in and appreciative of the historical context of the society we live in.
- Appreciative of the rich variety of cultural and historical influences in Britain.