History @ Tickenham
History Intent Statement
At Tickenham, we intend for our history curriculum to make use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the historical locality. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The history curriculum at Tickenham is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning. By developing their understanding of chronology, children will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Children will begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
History Implementation Statement
History is taught in blocks throughout the year so that children achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each cycle and across a child’s journey through the school.
History is taught through topic work with cross curricular links planned wherever possible so as to achieve a holistic approach and maximise curriculum coverage. In order to provide an immersive experience, we plan for a range of exciting opportunities for children to learn including trips, use of the local area, WOW days, inviting visitors in and drama. Children use a range of sources to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.
History Impact Statement
To fulfil our vision of inspiring a generation, a Tickenham historian has the ability and desire to conduct their own investigations following their curiosity. They will have an understanding of their place in history and knowledge of significant historical events and individuals. Children are able to think analytically, question and challenge which helps children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of past and present. Outcomes in photos, discussions, books and folders evidence a broad and balanced history curriculum and demonstrate the children’s understanding of knowledge taught.