History at Grove Church of England Primary
LONG TERM PLAN
“History does not belong to us; we belong to it.”
At Grove, we teach History with the intention of allowing our children to gain a sense of their own place in the passage of time. Our History curriculum enables our children to develop an appreciation of the impact of historical events and people, as well as an awareness of how these things have shaped our present and will continue to shape our futures.
At Grove, our children...
History is taught in termly blocks throughout the year, so that children develop a deeper understanding and depth to their learning. Teachers understand the key knowledge and skills of each topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression throughout each year group across the school. The History curriculum uses Curriculum Companion as a framework with specific focus on the 10 Knowledge Categories: Settlements, Beliefs, Culture and Pastimes, Location, Main Events, Food and Farming, Travel and Exploration, Conflict, Society and Artefacts.
By the end of year 6, children will be secure in drawing comparisons and making connections between different time periods and their own lives. They will have a good sense of chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. The curriculum is built on chronological progression of events and civilisations where possible with reference to prior learning being an explicit part of teaching.
Educational visits are a key part of our history curriculum, and we aim to link these to our curriculum topics, since they offer the opportunity for teachers to plan for additional history learning outside the classroom. In each classroom, there is a timeline of historical events displayed for children to reference.
Our children have explored local museums, sites and had visitors into school to share learning and have hands on experiences. These are highlighted in yellow in the knowledge and skills overview. Specific historical events are recognised in Collective Worship and as a whole school (Remembrance Day, Armistice Day) so that all children are aware of the impact of historical events on their lives on a year round basis.
Throughout their study of history at Grove CE Primary School pupils will be engaged in history lessons and want to find out more. Pupils will:
Have a love and passion for finding out about different cultures and time periods