‘A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. ‘ National Curriculum 2014
At St Lawrence Primary our intent is:
- To create enthusiastic and inquisitive historians who can apply their knowledge and understanding of the past to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
- Children acquire historical knowledge and skills through our Cornerstones Curriculum which is delivered through a variety of in-depth topics across the year. Some topics will have a greater history focus than other topics but these will be balanced throughout the year.
- In Key Stages One and Two, history lessons consist of a mix of class teaching and inquiry-led work within small groups or individually. Children will communicate their findings in a range of ways. In our Foundation Stage, children will explore concepts through play-based learning.
- Going on visits and arranging visitors to come into school is purposeful and an integral part of developing historical knowledge as this can help to bring history to life for the children and make their learning more meaningful.
- We record data half termly on target tracker.
- Monitoring is done half termly to ensure the right rigour and progress is made in History.
- Children and staff are invited to share the impact History has had and suggestions for improvements.
- Through History, pupils learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
- Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking and questioning which helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and are curious to know more about the past.
- Data shows that the attainment in History is in line with core subjects.