Here at Oulton First School, it is our aim to instill a love of history in all of our children.
We aim to provide a broad curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum history programs of study. We aim to provide an interesting and varied curriculum that interests and intrigues our children while meeting the needs of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
The children will be taught about various historical events, where they took place within a historical timeline and their impact. They will also learn about famous historical figures and their role in shaping the world today. We aim to develop in the children an understanding of how history underpins other subject areas.
We want children to be confident and be able to recall historical facts.
As a school, we maintain strong links to the National Curriculum guidelines to ensure all aspects, knowledge and skills of history are being taught across all year groups. Early Years use Birth to 5 Matters and the ELG’s.
We are currently working towards the use of progression grids to ensure there are clear skills, knowledge and vocabulary progression throughout the school. Our curriculum is taught on a two-year-cycle within each keystage.
KS1 and KS2 predominantly use Keystage History alongside BBC resources.
Where appropriate we use historical artefacts, visitors, workshops and visits to excite and intrigue our children to find out more about events and people from the past. We aim to give our children as much understanding as possible about what it was like to live in a particular period in history by having practical and experiential lessons where possible.
As our Year 4 pupils transition to middle school, they will have developed a historical mind of inquiry. Pupils will have a strong chronological understanding of historical events, making connections between their influence on the past and their potential influence on future events. They will be able to make connections between different time periods and show enthusiasm about the past.
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