The Importance of History
Children need to understand about the past in order for them to make informed choices about their present and their future. Pupils at Langar Church of England Primary School, will have opportunities to see the diversity of human experience and in turn, understand more about themselves as individuals; developing a stronger sense of self. History will also allow our pupils to understand the experiences of others and how these can and often do, affect our modern day society. Often these are linked to politics, beliefs and cultures of our here and now.
The teaching of History in our School is a cyclical process of developing and feeding into our inner curiosity (historical enquiry), rooted in a chronology of events and significant people and is based on finding evidence and reaching our own conclusions. Children are given the opportunities to research through a wide range of sources and then argue their point of view.
History Mission Statement
Within the context of our school, we aim to equip all children with the historical skills and ability to know and apply key events appropriate to their age group, as set out in the National Curriculum. Such skills will be developed within each cohort as part of our whole school initiative of a theme based curriculum, which will underpin a rich and diverse approach to historical enquiry. All pupils will experience a challenging curriculum which build on their resilience and confidence.
EYFS (Understanding the World: The World)
Pupils should be given the opportunities to:
By the end of the Reception year, most children will be aiming to achieve the Early Learning Goal; Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught about:
Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught about:
Learning Across the National Curriculum and EYFS
The National Curriculum can promote learning across the curriculum in a number of areas such as spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, key concepts and thinking skills. The teaching of History can effectively contribute to and support these areas of learning. History also links with subjects such as English, ICT and PSHE.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) promotes the development of a range of historical enquiry based skills, alongside elements of recording, asking questions and making conclusions based on what they have seen first hand. The aim of this is to achieve the Early Learning Goal set out under the Specific Subject of Understanding the World: the world (TW).
The school will use the Plan Bee scheme of work with enhancements to make local learning links and provide local context.
A variety of teaching approaches are presented to children throughout their history lessons.
Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Assessment is used to inform future planning and to provide information about individuals throughout their time in this school.
Our methods of assessment include:
Inclusion and the History Curriculum
In order to provide work that is appropriate to the learning experiences for all children, the teacher will be aware for the individual needs within the classroom. Teachers will endeavour to offer all pupils challenge within history, which is achievable for every child and their abilities.
Children irrespective of ability, race or gender are given full access to the History Schemes of Work. The use of adaptation by concept allows children to respond to the work presented to them at the appropriate level.