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History at Holy Family Primary School 

At The Holy Family School we believe History is essential to prepare pupils to participate in tomorrow’s changing world. Teachers encourage children to acknowledge and explore the world around them as well as develop skills to understand and investigate it.

 

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. History, along with the other Humanities, helps children to develop an understanding of who we are as a society and an awareness of their place within it. Good teaching of history allows children to engage with their past and future at a deeper level; they can explore and investigate a wide range of cultures and significant historical figures and make more informed comparisons and judgements in their ongoing learning. History also allows for strong cross-curricular links with Literacy and Numeracy for example which can contribute to a much more holistic learning experience.

 

Aims and Purposes

 History teaching offer opportunities:

• To enhance pupils’ understanding of the world around them.

 • To enable children develop the skills to explore and investigate aspects of history and comment on them appropriately.

• To increase the pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the history of other peoples and cultures.

• To increase the pupils’ critical awareness of the effect significant people have had in history.

• To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of history.

• To enable children to engage with a varied range of historical experiences.

 

Vision For History

The Holy Family School

History Curriculum

 

YEAR

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

KS1 year a

Life of Nelson Mandela

-the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot

-events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

French revolution/ Bastille day ks1

 

-events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Inventor of cars – what were they like? How have they changed throughout time periods since children were alive(timeline)?

 

-changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life

Significant historical events/ people in local area

Who built WGC – why? How? When?

-significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Fire of London

-events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

KS1 year b

Life of Grace Darling  

-the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Changes in toys (timeline)

-events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

History of food in England and tools used

 

-events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

-the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods

 

-changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life

-the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Robin Hood

William Wilberforce

Year 3

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

Achievements of the earliest civilisations
Ancient Egypt

 

Year 4

The Roman Empire and its impact
on Britain

 

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

 

A local history study  (Roman Baths)

 

Year 5

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

 

 

Ancient Greece

Greek life, achievement and influence on the western world.

 

Year 6

An aspect or theme in British history
that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge

beyond 1066 (Victorians)

 

SATs prep

Non-European society

Mayan

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