History at Stoneydelph
History is all around us. The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world.
At Stoneydelph, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression.
This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
It is important that the children develop progressive skills of a historian throughout their time at Stoneydelph and do not just learn a series of facts about the past.
Children are taught history as part of our Cornerstones driver projects.
By the time the children at Stoneydelph leave our school they should have developed:
- A secure knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from the historical periods covered.
- The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
- The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, forming and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
- A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
- A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements.
The key 5
1. Recap recall, remember at the start of every lesson.
2. Wow openers and experiences to engage and motivate learners.
3. Promoting a life long love of history.
4. Cross curricular opportunities planned in to promote other key skills.
5. Planning and teaching of National Curriculum knowledge and skills.