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History Curriculum

Trowell C of E Curriculum Vision - History

At Trowell C of E, all aspects of school life centre around our four core values.  These values are the backbone of the school.  They encompass our expectations of all members of our school community, and our ultimate goal for all the children we teach.  They can be seen in our relationships, expectations, routines, policies and our curriculum.  The key aims of our curriculum are promoted through our English curriculum in the following ways:

Love Others

 

Forgiveness

Empathy

Patience

Friendship

Kindness

Generosity

Care

Thoughtfulness

Honesty

Curriculum enriched through visits to places of historical significance, dressing up days, visitors in school, opportunities to express through art and DT etc.  Full list on whole-school enrichment document.

 

Love Others explored through concept of invasion and settlement throughout British history in KS2.  Holocaust taught in Y6 to explore issues relating to persecution.

 

Respect for contributions of significant people in history studied in each year group.

 

In KS1, children develop concept of past and lives of parents/grandparents as different – promote respect, empathy.

 

Diary writing used in most year groups to encourage empathy with people living in the past.

 

Aim High

 

Ambition

Pride

Trust

Independence

Use of primary sources of evidence for all year groups with an emphasis on independent enquiry.

 

Each unit of work has key facts for children to learn, and ‘Sticky Knowledge’ identified a conceptually essential knowledge.

 

Children given opportunities to present ‘end point’ learning in each unit of work – ambition, independence and pride promoted.

 

Believe We Can Do It

 

Determination

Confidence

Self-Belief

Resilience

Contribution of women to history taught in all year groups to promote respect and resilience.

 

Resilience explored as a key concept through British history in response to empires/invasion.

Do The Right Thing

 

Understanding

Self-Control

Respect

Courtesy

Humility

 

Explore the role of historical bias in evidence, including propaganda in Y6.

 

Equality and democracy a key theme running through Key Stage 2.  Y5 Ancient Greece and Y6 suffrage units of work expand on this. 

 

Justice explored as a theme through British history.

 

Ethical questions explore eg whether Vikings were invaders or settlers.

 

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