Our history curriculum at Kippax Greenfield Primary School enables our pupils to become independent, responsible, well-rounded historians who have a knowledge of and are curious about the past. Our knowledge led and vocabulary rich curriculum gives pupils a deep understanding of Britain’s past and how the history of the wider world has shaped the world we live in today.
Our History Curriculum follows the National Curriculum:
“A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.”
-National Curriculum 2014
In History, children learn about the past in relation to the present. They are taught about:
- Ways of finding out about the past
- The ways in which the past has been recorded and interpreted
- How to draw conclusions about the past
- The lives of people in the past
- Cultural, political, social, economic and personal aspects of past societies
- The ways in which past societies have affected each other
- The present being a result of what people have done in the past
- How their own lives are affected by historical influences
- Similarities and differences between the past and the present
- Continuity and change in their own lives and in the history of peoples
- Causes and effects
History at Kippax Greenfield is taught in carefully blocked units, enabling the children to take part in immersive study of the subject. Where relevant, these units make explicit links with other subjects such as Geography and PSHE. At Key Stage 1, children study features of the past such as significant events and people as well as starting to understand the history of the local area. At Key Stage 2 history across the UK and the wider world is studied and a deepening understanding of chronology is gained.
Please see our History Knowledge and Skills Progression document below, which includes information about each key stage.