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History

Intent
 
It is our intent that History and Geography excites, engages and challenges pupils. We aim to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to answer challenging questions, explore the natural world and understand key historical events so that they can identify how actions and civilizations have shaped the world we live in today. We want History and Geography to inspire pupils to learn about the ever-changing world around them and develop skills for lifelong learning.
 
 
The Early Years 
 

In Early Years History will be included throughout the year through talking about the lives of the people around the children and their roles within society. The children will establish ways to identify the similarities and differences between things in the past and now and they will learn to draw on their experiences and what has been read and explored in class. The children will begin to understand the past through a variety of settings, characters and events encountered through books they have read and been in class and during storytelling. 

Supporting Pupils with SEND

To make history lessons inclusive, teachers need to anticipate what barriers to taking part and learning particular activities, lessons or a series of lessons may pose for pupils with particular SEND and/or disabilities. Teachers plan to reduce these barriers so that all pupils can fully take part in learning. Lessons in history are sequenced through the use of enquiry questions, challenges and support are differentiated so that all pupils acquire key knowledge when learning about history. 

 

Impact 

As a result of this, in History they will:

  • Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.
  • Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past.
  • Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
  • Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.

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