We study a skills and knowledge-based curriculum in history linked with our themes. For example, for our “Life on the Ocean Waves” theme we study local maritime or seaside history for our “Let’s Explore” theme, we may study history linked with explorers. There is a clear progression in terms of expectations from one class to the next and children build on their historical understanding as they move through school. We place an emphasis on the children making links between their learning about different historical eras as well as links between history and other subjects to make learning as meaningful as possible. We bring the subjects alive through drama and outdoor learning as well as visitors to school and trips.
SEND: For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, we ensure that all teaching and learning is inclusive and that children are supported wherever necessary with resources, teaching assistant or teacher support and additional input if required. We are also aware that some children excel in this subject but may find the recording and “English” skills more difficult so we provide support accordingly to ensure that all children achieve their potential.
Please see in the Theme section the overviews for each term.
We use our knowledge progression in planning detailing endpoints for each term within each phase:
Please see below for our Progression of Knowledge and Skills documents which also contribute to our planning and show prior and next learning.
We assess against the end points at the end of each term and using continual assessment to inform next steps in teaching.