At St Anne's we intend to provide a curriculum, in Key Stage 1 which inspires pupils to acquire an understanding of significant time, events and people in their living memory.
In Key Stage 2, the intent is to follow topics in chronological order so they can develop a sense of time. The curriculum builds pupils' understanding of time, chronology and how people lived.
Topics are informed by the national curriculum and children's interests, as well as a link to their local area.
All children will have some chronological awareness, in their own living memory or beyond. All children will learn knowledge and understanding of their topic, considering any changes in their own living memory or beyond. Children will learn about historical context by having access to a range of primary and secondary sources, children will handle artefacts, listen to first-hand experiences, watch videos and read books and documents to gather information. Each year, progressively, children will organise, evaluate and communicate information they have learnt.
As part of the planning process, teachers plan the following:
We maintain strong links to the National Curriculum guidelines to ensure all aspects, knowledge and skills are being taught.
We use progression grids to ensure there is clear skills, concepts and knowledge progression throughout school.
Through high quality teaching of History we will see the impact of the subject in different ways.
If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
History is taught through Topic at St. Anne's Primary School. It forms a central part of our integrated curriculum. Through topic work children learn about the history of their local area. They gain a sense of chronology and develop a sense of cultural identity based on their historical heritage. They appreciate the need for sustainable development for the future and how events of the past have shaped our lives and our modern, multicultural society today. Through all these they develop their skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, interpretation, problem-solving, evaluation and presentation.
History is taught over a 2 year cycle. Key Stages 1 and 2 work in partnership with the consecutive year group; Year 1 and Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 and Year 5 and Year 6.
The pupils in Key Stage 1 are taught about: