At Springdale, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination to find out more about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children will understand about ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people from the past and significant events in the past. Children will understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills not just through experiences in the classroom but also through educational visits.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in history, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. History is taught as part of a termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills as stated in the National Curriculum. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. Interlinked with this are studies of world history, such as the ancient civilisations of Greece, Egypt and the Mayans. Trips and visiting experts will also enhance the history curriculum.
Children at Springdale are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. Outcomes in topic workbooks evidence a broad and balanced history curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. At the end of each year, children will have made progress and attain in line with national expectations that are based on the 2014 National Curriculum statements for history. Children will have also thoroughly enjoyed learning about history.