Our subject lead for History is year 5/6 Teacher Mr Doyle
At Beeford CE (VC) Primary School we believe that, through the study of history, children make sense of their world and enrich their understanding of it. This policy sets out the framework in which the history curriculum will be taught. Through this curriculum, children will understand the similarities and differences between societies and cultures, and the impact of changes on people and place.
Through the teaching of history, Beeford CE (VC) Primary School / North Frodingham Primary School aims to:
To enable children to know about significant events in British history and to appreciate how things have changed over time and to develop an understanding of chronology.
to have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world;
to help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their
to develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.
to encourage the examination of historical artefacts and primary sources.
to give children the opportunity to visit sites of historical significance.
to encourage visitors to come into the school and talk about their experiences of events in the past.
to encourage children to recognise and value the importance of stories in history teaching and regard this as an important way of finding out more about the past.
At Beeford CE (VC) Primary School we believe that our children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum celebrating the way in which the past has helped shape our world today and to inspire them to discover more. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at Beeford CE (VC) Primary School aims to ensure that all pupils:
Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past;
Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement;
Begin 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 lessons are planned as part of a themed approach and stand-alone sessions. We use the local area to enhance our History curriculum and plan both visits out and visitors to provide quality first hand experiences. A progression of skills has been mapped for each year group and is used to ensure that children have opportunities to improve their work and progress further. Key knowledge has been identified for each aspect of taught History to ensure that the children are continually developing their ‘sticky knowledge’. The school takes every opportunity to celebrate key events in History; including national, local and significant school events. History work is commended in our regular Celebration Assemblies.
Through our History curriculum our children are challenged to become engaged, reflective, and inquisitive historians. Outcomes for each child are recorded at the end of a unit of work and regularly throughout the year and analysed for next steps.