History at Ladybridge Primary School.
At Ladybridge Primary School it is our aim to instil a love of History in all our children and to ensure that History is fully inclusive to every child.
We believe that high quality History lessons will inspire our children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians.
We aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History, providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills from EYFS up to the end of KS2.
Through the delivery of our Learning Challenge Curriculum our children will have opportunities to link History to other subjects.
Our staff will use their curriculum maps to ensure progression throughout the school and progress will be monitored by the History subject leader through looking at planning, book flicks and lesson observations, with feedback to staff.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in History, we have implemented a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.
History is taught through our Learning Challenge Curriculum, KS1 following a 2 year cycle and KS2 following a 4 year cycle which both ensure that all aspects, knowledge and skills of History are being taught across all year groups.
History lessons are taught as a series of lessons, which are carefully planned for progression and depth.
Use of a Knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) which all mainstream children should master.
To ensure that children at Ladybridge will enjoy History lessons and will look forward to finding out more about history.
The children will be encouraged to research independently to further their own enjoyment and interest about the subject.
Evidence of work will show the range of history that has been covered, cross curriculum links and differentiation.
Our History curriculum and planning is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression, focusing on progression of knowledge and skills with discreet vocabulary progression.
Standards in History will be high and will match standards in other subjects such as English and Maths.
We measure the impact of History through the following methods;-
- Assessing the children’s understanding of the historical focus and relevant vocabulary before and after it is taught.
- Interviewing children about their learning (pupil voice)
- Weekly book flicks to include History at intervals throughout the year.
- Annual reporting of History.
- Action plans