History

History

Intent

At Westlands Primary, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. We develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become historians:

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past;
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences;
  • The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources;
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry;
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning;
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics;
  • A developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways.

 Implementation

At Westlands we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and adapt and it to suit the needs of the learners. We teach our History through a Creative Curriculum approach and make links to other subjects whenever it is useful to do so.  For further details of this please refer to individual year group’s long term plans and information sent out by class teachers.  

Impact                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes with our monitoring processes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning;
  • Assessment Grids linked to key objectives.

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