In this section of the website, you will find information about our approach to teaching History at Neville’s Cross.
What does History look like at Neville’s Cross?
At Neville’s Cross, our curriculum is designed with either a History or Geography focus as the centre of each project. Within this design, there is at least one local focus because we believe this enables our children to place their learning in context. It is our intent that pupils develop a sense of time and place through a series of coherently planned, sequenced experiences. Each History based project begins with placing the subject on an age appropriate timeline, which references previous learning and historical vocabulary, is explicitly shared to ensure children are equipped with a practical tool kit to be a Historian. Children are proactive in their learning and generate lines of enquiry themselves to be explored alongside National Curriculum coverage. Work with real historical artefacts inspires curiosity and our children benefit from our strong community links as projects include a real visitor or trip to embed the skills of historical enquiry. In Key Stage 2, once children have developed a strong sense of past and present, periods of history are introduced in chronological order as much as possible so periods of history studied in lower Key Stage 2 precede those taught in upper Key Stage 2. Our curriculum is organised on a 2-year roll and carefully planned so that children have opportunities to revisit and review previous learning whilst acquiring new knowledge and skills.
Intent, Implementation and Impact:
- The Intent provides information on the provision of History.
- The Implementation provides the subject overview detailing how History is taught.
- The Impact shows improvements seen as a result of our implementation of History.