Given that they uniquely address the study of humans in society through time and their interaction with the planet, history and the humanities subjects more widely, provide distinctive contributions to pupils’ overall education. These subjects provide the knowledge, skills and dispositions for pupils to:
Our aim at Fordcombe Primary School is to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources. Our historians will also 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.
In studying history as a discipline, pupils will:
Below we detail our implementation plans and the impact we deliver.
History is delivered through subject specific teaching organised into blocks. Meaningful links with other subjects are made to strengthen connections and understanding for pupils. The History units taught have been developed to help children appreciate their own identity and the challenges in their time. The curriculum aims to help pupils understand the process of change over time and significant developments.
At Fordcombe Primary School, pupils are confident and able to talk about what they have learnt in history using subject specific vocabulary. Pupils also demonstrate that they enjoy history 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 to extend their knowledge. Work is of good quality and demonstrates pupils are acquiring knowledge, skills and vocabulary in an appropriate sequence.