History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.. The study of history brings purposeful contexts to the skills of research, questioning, observation and enquiry. Our history intent sets out clearly what we want our pupils to know and remember so that they can use this to understand the complexity of people’s lives, settlement, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
At Hovingham Primary our History curriculum will enable pupils to:
Find relevance and purpose in the study of historical events.
Acquire, retain and retrieve key knowledge from different periods of time
Understand significance. How events, inventions, discoveries and people have influenced the modern world.
Build a sense of chronology: now and then; within and beyond living memory; the evolution of civilisations over time.
Through history, gain knowledge of a changing social and economic picture of society by understanding cause and effect.
Think critically about how history has shaped behaviours and attitudes over time.
Are encouraged to think and act as a historian. This requires immersion in a line of enquiry, use of quality resources including texts and artefacts.
Effectively use a range of artefacts and sources; analysing nature, origin, purpose, accuracy and reliability.
The history content, and substantive knowledge for every year group, from Nursery to Year 6, is carefully mapped out so that teachers know and understand what to teach and when to teach it. Cohesion and depth are key so that children know and remember more.
History is taught in planned blocks within a termly theme so that depth in vocabulary is explicit, enquiry skills are practised, experiences offer immersion, evidence sources can be explored thoroughly and links to other subject disciplines are capitalised upon.