History at CBINS
Intent - Our History curriculum is designed to enable all pupils talk about and gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the past. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about their own and their family’s past, Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We encourage our children to become historians by asking and answering questions using historical vocabulary, identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods and learn how we find out about the past. We feel it is crucial for children to lead their own learning through perceptive questions and foster enquiry-lead learning experiences.
Build an awareness of what the past through exploring:
Implementation – We implement this by planning a cycle of lessons, learning experiences and meaningful play which builds on prior historical knowledge and understanding in order to meet and go beyond national expectations as outlined in the EYFS and KS1 curricula. Children learn to become historians through: play and exploration; discussion and talk with peers and knowledgeable adults; asking and answering relevant historical questions; investigating and understanding relevant sources; quality first teaching and demonstrate an emerging perception and judgement. Crucial to this is a rich learning environment to support the teaching and understanding of past events and encourages children to use and apply historical language.
Support and challenge
- Our History curriculum leads to good results across the school. In EYFS, children are able to talk confidently about the past and share information about their own family. They have an understanding of significant historical events such as Remembrance Day and VE Day. In KS1, children have a strong understanding of important historical events such as The Great Fire of London and The Tudors. They can explain their learning using specific historical vocabulary and the impact these events have had on modern day life. Children are also able to use and apply their creative skills during meaningful discovery, exploration and play both inside and outside the classroom.
- This is reflected in our children’s strong understanding of language, processes etc.. during meaningful discovery, exploration and play both inside and outside of the classroom