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History Curriculum Overview 

Key person responsible - G Edward 


Children should learn about history in a way that inspires their curiosity to find out more about the past. We will develop the skills that enable them to interpret events from a variety of different sources and to use historical language correctly and confidently. Links between events and time periods will be created, and historical pathways and networks will develop and evolve as they move through the key stages. Through wider curriculum links and enrichment activities, even the earliest events in history will be brought to life for them. They will appreciate the rich diversity of the world, Britain and our locality and the people within.  By the end of KS2 we aim for our children to be both interested in, and to be able to interpret historical information about the past with confidence and to have a strong sense of identify and belonging within the world we live in. 

Key points teaching: 

Teachers will follow the Embsay LTP for history that covers the statutory requirements detailed in the National Curriculum 2014 together with some non-statutory enrichment units. 

History and Geography are humanities subjects within the curriculum and whilst each term will usually lead with one or the other as the main focus, links will be sought wherever possible to consolidate previous knowledge by adding depth or breadth. 

 History objectives are taught as both discrete lessons or through cross-curricular activities at the discretion of each class teacher.  

Each unit taught will cover a mixture of breadth and depth knowledge objectives and historical skills and should include a wider curriculum links to promote creativity. 

History work will be recorded in either the topic book or literacy book. 

Key points assessment: tbc 

  • Skills on progression sheets 

  • Timeline baselines 

  • Knowledge from teacher assessments 

Supporting documentation 

  • Embsay History LTP 

  • Subject Knowledge unit sheets 

Wider curriculum links and enrichment activities: 

  • Visitors 

  • Theme Days (e.g. Vikings) 

  • Parent topic celebration days. 

  • Half termly research projects (KS2) 

  • Museum loan boxes. 

  • Out of school visits (War Memorial, The National Railway museum, Liverpool Trip, Craven Museum)