At Weaverham Forest Primary School we believe that History should stimulate the children’s interest, curiosity and understanding about the past. Through the curriculum, pupils will gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We teach children a sense of chronology and through this develop a sense of identity and an awareness of the challenges of their time.
National Curriculum objectives will be covered through our Cornerstones Maestro projects, or taught as stand-alone units should this be necessary.
Assessments will take place through formative questioning during lessons and summative records identifying pupils working above and towards age related expectations at the end of each project or unit of work. Monitoring through book looks and pupil voice at regular intervals throughout the year will ensure progress and attainment are at expected standards.
A History day will be embraced focusing on time lines. The children are made aware of historical events in the news and media through regular assemblies, trips and links to lessons.
Each classroom has a display to showcase their work that changes with each Cornerstones Maestro Project, and all pupils record their work in writing books and Best Books.
Children in History will be equipped to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement. Pupils will understand the complexity of pupil’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and the relationship between different groups.
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