History Curriculum Intent
Our aim is for our children to develop a coherent and chronological knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. They will be curious about the past and be able to ask questions from their own experience as well as their growing historical knowledge. They will use information sources to think critically and to frame historically-valid questions to create their own structured accounts including written narratives. When leaving primary school, our children will have a love of history and will know how people’s lives have shaped Britain and how Britain has impacted on, and influenced the wider world.
The children will know facts about the lives of significant individuals from the past across different cultures and how they have contributed to national and international achievements. They will deepen their understanding of significant historical events, people and places from around the world. The children will understand the historical concept of cause and consequence through a focus on conflict throughout the world and through time. Through their studies of settlements and different civilisations they will understand that, through history, some things stay the same and some things change over time, recognising similarities and differences both locally and worldwide. These specific concepts will be taught to ensure children can use their knowledge to make links between their learning and within their own experiences. This will support them in being able to critically evaluate history.
Our Key Concepts:
Vocabulary: Children will be introduced to new historically significant vocabulary which is commonly encountered in many other subjects and can be retained and transferred effectively
History Capital: We will introduce the children to significant individuals in history from different genders and cultures. We will build in Museum visits, Roman/Greek/Egyptian myths and legends, trips to sites of historical significance in London and beyond.