Intent for History
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.
In History, we encourage children to explore and question events and people from the past. By approaching History with a focus on investigation and interpretation children are able to identify and emphasise with their past, building an understanding that allows them to reflect on life in modern Britain.
We develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become historians:
§ An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past;
§ The ability to think critically about people and events and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences;
§ The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources;
§ The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry;
§ A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning;
§ A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of History topics;
§ A developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
Implementation for History
We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in History:
Teachers are provided with medium term plans with skill progression built in. These plans also consider key vocabulary and quality assessment. As part of this planning process, teachers need to include the following: