History Curriculum Intent

Our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of key events in Britain’s past and that of the wider world to build respect, appreciation, and pride of their country. We aim for it to inspire children’s curiosity and passion about the past and apply this knowledge to become thoughtful and responsible citizens. Children will ask increasingly perceptive questions, learn to think critically, weigh evidence and sift arguments to develop perspective and judgement. We endeavour to teach children to understand the chronology of events and the complexity of people’s lives, including those of the present, the process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs, whilst celebrating these differences. Experiential learning is built into the history curriculum to develop children’s love for and engagement in the subject

History Curriculum Implementation

To ensure full coverage of the History curriculum teachers at Hale will deliver lessons that engage and excite the learners in our classrooms. They will create a positive attitude within the classroom and ensure that high expectations of the children will enable them to apply knowledge and skills that embed long-term understanding of History. Teaching and learning of History within Hale is based on the National Curriculum and will include:

  • High-quality teaching and strong subject knowledge of staff, delivered through a thematic approach to create opportunities for cross curricular learning. The themes will be planned to build on previously taught knowledge and skills and embed long-term understanding and develop a love of learning.
  • A history curriculum that is designed to ensure appropriate diversity in the significant figures that children learn about.

History will be taught sequentially to develop critical knowledge as detailed in the unit plans for each year group.

History Curriculum Impact

Our history curriculum ensures that children:

  • become curious about the world around them;
  • have a secure knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from the historical periods covered;
  • have progressed through a range of methods of enquiry, investigation and analysis to help them find out and deepen their understanding of historical concepts;
  • know and understand the history of the British Isles as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day;
  • know how people’s lives have shaped our nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; understand historical concepts of chronology and enquiry as well as those of similarity and difference; cause and consequence; continuity and change; significance and written, oral and creative expression;
  • have an extensive base of historical knowledge, skill and vocabulary

Subject Progression Map

Subject progression maps can be found here

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