At West Earlham Junior School, our goal is to develop students’ understanding of the history of Britain as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day. We aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge to gain historical perspective through developing connections between local and national history.
We will do this through;
- An inquiry curriculum based on the National Curriculum which develops links between different subject areas,
- Planning teaching with clear end points and a detailed and clear progression of knowledge, skills and understanding from the beginning to the end of key stage two so that our students can build on their previous learning,
- Field trips and visits to develop students’ understanding of historical concepts through real life experiences,
- The use of historical artefacts through primary and secondary sources,
- An investigative approach which develops students’ knowledge and understanding of significant historical aspects over time.
By the end of Key Stage Two we want our students to;
- Have a secure chronological knowledge and understanding of some significant periods in British, local and world history,
- Be able to make connections and identify contrasts and trends that have happened over time,
- Use appropriate historical terms,
- Devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance,
- Construct informed responses through thoughtful selection of relative historical information,
- Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
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