Welcome to the All Saints History page!
Subject Manager: Ms Morrison
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 progressive, inclusive and engages all pupils. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best to become engaged, motivated and curious learners. In line with our school values (Achieve, Respect, Include, Support, and Enjoy), our broad and balanced curriculum develops both skills and knowledge necessary to function well in 21st century modern Britain, whilst meeting the varied contextual needs of our community.
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.
At the start of a new History based theme, subject-specific vocabulary is introduced, with the knowledge and skills that are being taught and model exemplars of the work being taught an integral focus. Knowledge organisers provide children with scaffolding to support them to retain new facts and vocabulary in their long-term memory as well as supporting home learning and daily retrieval practice. Pupils answer 3 key questions at the beginning of a History based theme based on their prior knowledge, with the aim of showing progression by answering the same 3 questions at the end of the unit.
A rigorous assessment programme is in place to inform teachers with their planning lesson activities and differentiation; as all learning is adapted to meet the needs of each individual pupil. 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 activity History club) where appropriate and accessible to create memorable learning opportunities and to further support and develop their understanding. Our goal is that pupils move on from All Saints with a desire to nurture their curiosity and interest in History.
At All Saints, Pupil voice shows that pupils are happy and confident to talk about what they have learnt in History using subject specific vocabulary. They are able to recall their learning over time, which is evident in their overall attainment, in line or above National statistics. Pupils have opportunities to work at greater depth in the form of challenge questions/tasks, this coupled with the pupil specific work provided, nurtures a supportive and inclusive environment where children respect and enjoy diversity.
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:
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.