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Welcome to the All Saints History page!

Subject Manager: Ms Morrison

 

 

Intent

History (as one of the Humanities subjects) is an integral part of our curriculum at All Saints C of E Primary School.  We strive to create a culture that is inclusive and engages all pupils. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best and develop an interest in History.  We provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all pupils to flourish in a range of History based activities which is essential in supporting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

 Pupils are taught  to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, through the evaluating of a range of primary and secondary sources. Our aim is to help them to be able to explain clearly how these sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how these interpretations may differ. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day. Children are taught to understand the chronological aspects of History whilst also developing the key enquiry and analytical  skills which are needed by Historians. 

 

Our school History curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum states that ‘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.’. History is delivered through subject specific teaching organised into blocks under a termly theme. Meaningful links with other subjects (eg Geography) are made to strengthen connections and understanding for pupils. The History units taught are designed to help children appreciate their own identity and the challenges in their time. It will help them understand the process of change over time and significant developments.

 

     

     

    Implementation

     

    • In EYFS, the children are provided with opportunities to find out more about the world in which they live in and the people/things which they encounter. The children engage with their local community and are able to present their own views.
    • In KS1, the children are taught history through a termly theme from our online learning platform Curriculum Maestro. Children are provided with opportunities to develop their awareness of the past and understand the concept of chronology. Children focus on significant individuals, events beyond living memory and also significant events within the locality.
    • In KS2, once again the children are taught history through a termly theme from our online learning platform Curriculum Maestro. Children are encouraged to act as investigators, using sources and objects to find out about people in the past.  Trends and links throughout history are developed in KS2, with children constructing informed responses to historical issues.

     

     At the start of a new theme staff will introduce the subject-specific vocabulary and at the start of a lesson introduce the knowledge and skills that are being taught. Subject specific vocabulary is also displayed on the learning wall along with key facts and questions, and where appropriate model exemplars of the work being taught. Pupils Learning will be supported through the use of knowledge organisers that provide children with scaffolding to support them to retain new facts and vocabulary in their long term memory. Knowledge organisers are used for pre-teaching, to support home learning and also as a part of daily retrieval practice. Pupils will also answer 3 questions at the beginning of a History based theme based on their prior knowledge and will show progression by answering the same 3 questions at the end of the unit.

     

    History assessment is ongoing to inform teachers with their planning lesson activities and differentiation. Summative assessment is completed at the end of a term where history objectives have been covered; progression grids are used to inform leaders of areas or skills that need to be further developed.

     

    All pupils  will be given a variety of experiences both in and out of the classroom (including an extra-curricular activityHistory club) where appropriate and accessible to create memorable learning opportunities and to further support and develop their understanding. Our  hope is that as children move on from All Saints  to further their education and learning, that their curiosity and interest in History continues to grow.

     

     

    Impact

     

    At All Saints Pupil voice shows that pupils are confident and able to talk about what they have learnt in History using subject specific vocabulary. Pupil voice also demonstrates that pupils enjoy History (and what particular aspects) and are able to recall their learning over time. Pupils work demonstrates that History is taught at an age appropriate standard across each year group with opportunities planned in for pupils working at greater depth in the form of challenge questions/tasks. Work is of good quality and demonstrates pupils are acquiring knowledge, skills and vocabulary in an appropriate sequence.  

     

    A History display board in the school (changed every other term) is designated to help promote the subject.

     

     

     

    If you would like any specific information please speak to your child’s teacher or the school’s History Manager.

     

     

     

    History Club

     

    In Terms 5 and 6 of the academic year 2021-2022 KS2 pupils were invited to take part in an after school History Club. 

     

    It proved to be very popular and the pupils were very enthusiastic historians!

     

    One of the first activities the children participated in was a VE Day poster competition run by the Normandy Trust. We were lucky enough to have one of our Year 6 pupils posters selected for a prize winning a £100!

     

    As it was the year of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee the children learnt about her life and events that had occurred during her 70 year reign. They designed their own Platinum Jubilee medals and also wrote letters of congratulations to the Queen. Imagine our surprise at receiving a letter of thanks from one of the late Queen's ladies in waiting.

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