Growing In Faith and Learning
At St. Leonard's, a high-quality history education will enable children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire their curiosity to know more about the past. Through the teaching, children will be able to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps our children 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.
Do you want to know what your child will be learning in History?
Below you will find a copy of our History policy which will give you an idea of what we are aiming to achieve in History at St. Leonard's. You will also find a copy of our long term curriculum map. In our school, we follow a two year rolling programme (as we have mixed age classes). This ensures that children have full coverage of the National Curriculum and do not repeat any topics/learning.
To ensure that throughout their time with us; children are building their skills ready for their next stage in learning we have produced a progression of skills map. Take a look at the map to see what is expected of your child at the end of each year group.
Whilst in History lessons we are focusing on 'History' skills we also expect children to apply their English and Maths skills and in other contexts.
Finally, I have added a link to the National Curriculum.
If you have any History related questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr Postlethwaite who leads History in our school.
This year in History the key areas for development are:
To address any gaps in knowledge and skills that have not been addressed due to lost learning as a result of Covid
Continue to develop children’s understanding chronology
Develop long term and medium term plans to ensure coverage and development of ski