History

Intent

Our intent at Ashleigh is to ensure each child has a wealth of knowledge from a variety of significant periods in time; creating enthusiastic learners who have developed the ability to empathise with historical content, as well gained a knowledge of key historical facts.

Children at Ashleigh will be able to think critically about history, who are able to share their ideas effectively, as well as reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by enquiry based questions. Children should feel a sense of curiosity within the history curriculum and be provided resources to facilitate exploration of the past.

The addition of better quality of resources, such as artefacts, books, historical articles etc. will enhance experiences and the quality of learning.

Children at Ashleigh should be able to recall relevant facts, including the chronology of key events as well as explain the experiences of others during specific eras. Taking into account how people lived during specific eras (linked to high quality fictional texts) and how this has had an impact on how we live today.

Implementation

History is currently being taught as part of topic and children are already lucky enough to be exposed to a variety of eras. * However, to improve the impact of history throughout both key stages we hope to develop more effective way of children retaining this information.

Effective school trips.

* Trip reviews – children being exposed to historical content as well as meaningful experiences to deepen understanding.

High quality texts which support historical content

* Texts which reflect historical content/living during a given era.

Visits from historians, re-enactments or year group topic days.

* Experiences for all children teaching both facts and empathy.

Artefacts linked to specific time periods.

* Visual and tangible objects to stimulate discussions, as well as deepen meaning through kinaesthetic learning. Producing History books, more accessible for staff.

Visual time line (to be referred to in lessons)

* Visual reminder of where we are on a timeline in comparison to important dates in history, as well as the ability to refer back to previously learnt periods of time.

High quality teaching (balance between excitement and knowledge) which effectively teachers the lesson objective.

* Audit of history across the school.
* Clarity of factual information – knowledge organisers per subject.

This learning will take place as part of topic lessons, with greater emphasis on history during particular terms.

Curriculum Map
Action Plan
Achievement