History at All Saints
Subject Manager – Mrs Kennie
Welcome to the History page! Here at All Saints the children are taught History throughout the school. Teachers aim to promote a love of learning about the past and how it has influenced life today. Children are taught to understand the chronological aspects of History whilst also developing the key enquiry skills which are needed by Historians. Sources are used to raise questions about people who lived in the past, and these questions are answered throughout the term.
An overview of how History is taught within the school
Development plans for History
There are key areas for the development of History throughout the school. Some of the new initiatives taking place this year include:
To increase the provision of challenge within history throughout school.
To advise teaching staff and support staff on how to develop the teaching of history further.
How challenge is provided in History
Every History lesson taught within school will contain a challenge for the children to complete when they have finished their main learning. This challenge will be visible for the pupils and communicated with the children by the class teacher. Holiday homework will include activities which link to the local area and encourage engagement with heritage and the local area. Although not statutory, the children will be encouraged to engage with this challenge to develop their knowledge of the local area and its role within history. Curriculum challenges (completed as extra work during term time), based on cross curricular theme work, do occasionally focus on a historical theme.
If you would like any specific information please speak to your child’s teacher or the school’s History Manager.
Useful websites where children can learn more about History: