At Worksop Priory Academy, we intend to deliver a history curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. As set out in the National Curriculum, we intend to deliver a history programme of study of a high-quality that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We intend to help pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies in the past and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Our pupils study the concepts of chronology, evidence and significance, alongside more abstract concepts of society and culture, worth and language within historical contexts.
Additionally, we want our pupils to increasingly understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
In delivering high-quality, progressive history lessons, we hope to inspire our pupils’ curiosity, to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement so that they can reach and exceed their potential in their historical understanding of historical terms and concepts.
Children are provided with opportunities to use a range of historical resources such as diaries, accounts, art and artefacts to understand the methods of historical enquiry and why interpretations of the past have been constructed. They learn and progressively build upon the knowledge and understanding of significant aspects of the history of the wider world through their enquiries. Children are encouraged to investigate and delve deeply into historical evidence that shows how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. They are given the opportunity to be reflective and evaluate their historical thinking, thinking about how and why periods of history are important and what can be learnt from them.
Children are provided with opportunities to explore cross-curricular topics in greater depth by utilising their historical skills. For example, by researching and creating cave paintings to support their work on the Stone Age.
We celebrate success and achievement in History by providing children with opportunities to share their knowledge and understanding through their writing, design and technology, and art creations, for example, by sharing with their peers in class, through school displays and as part of homework projects. We enhance the children’s experience of History further, by offering whole class enrichment days, extra-curricular events for identified Gifted and Talented children, and clubs.
Dream by: exploring our individual historical interests.
Build by: developing our historical knowledge and vocabulary.
Grow by: sharing and celebrating our successes in History with others.