History Curriculum Intent

At Hale we believe the study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. By encouraging that curiosity children actively engage in finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time and as a result of this children understand how the past influences the present. Developing our thematic curriculum means children at Hale are enabled to develop a context for their growing sense of identity alongside a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. History teaching is delivered in a fun, active and creative way. What children at Hale learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values throughout their school life and beyond.

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 lead them to reach high standards of progress in History. Teaching and learning of History within Hale is based on the National Curriculum and will include:

  • Quality first teaching, planned and delivered through a thematic approach to create opportunities for cross curricular learning. The topics will be planned to build on skills and knowledge previously taught and will encourage a greater depth of knowledge.
  • Each theme starts with a KWL grid to assess previous knowledge whilst giving the learner an opportunity to consider what they would like to know. This will in turn mean that planning is informed and tailored to the individual class and at the end allows for self-assessment from the learner to show what they have learned.
  • A history curriculum that is designed to ensure appropriate diversity in the significant figures that children learn about.
  • Catering for the varying needs of all learners, differentiating activities where necessary and as appropriate, and ensuring an appropriate level of challenge.
  • Outcomes of work are regularly monitored to ensure that they reflect a sound understanding of the key identified knowledge.

Subject Progression Map

Subject progression maps can be found here

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