Forestdale Primary School

History

Intent

Pupils should have  high-quality history education which will help  them to gain  a coherent knowledge and understanding of the local area, Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At Forestdale Primary, it is our aim to deliver a history curriculum that is accessible to all and enables children to learn more, remember more,  understand more and become life-long learners.  History lessons at Forestdale Primary aim to promote our rich local history and inspire children to be proud of their own community, as well as help them 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. We use the Early Years Outcomes and the National Curriculum programmes of study to form the foundations of our history curriculum. Children of Forestdale Primary are given exposure to a progressive, chronological history curriculum which gives the children the best opportunity to understand historical concepts. On top of this, we aim to ensure that children learn additional skills, knowledge and understanding and we enhance our curriculum through memorable enrichment experiences and visits. Long-term plans are designed to ensure that learning is sequential and developed over time and allows children to build on prior knowledge to ensure that children know more and remember more. There is a significant focus on the development of vocabulary through teaching subject specific vocabulary.

 

Curriculum Compass

 

Progression In Action