Children are introduced to the language of history in the Early Years Foundation Stage through discussions about past and present events in their own lives through the area of learning ‘People and Communities’. At the end of Reception, children are given a level of emerging, expected or exceeding in this area.
In Key stages 1 and 2 our history curriculum will aim to inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past. History topics will be linked to core stories and have a cross curricular approach. History will help pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies and how past events have shaped our lives now. Children will be equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop their own judgements and opinions. Children are taught how to investigate and record their findings in interesting and creative ways including writing, art, drama and ICT.
Progression in History will be assessed through listening to children’s responses and contributions to discussions and evaluating their written work.