What does the national curriculum say?
At Eye CE Primary School, we want pupils to have an understanding of the past and how history will shape our future. Through the study of history, we want to inspire children’s curiosity and encourage them to ask critical questions which will help them have a better understanding of the society in which they live and the wider world. Our history curriculum, which from Key Stage 2 is taught in chronological order, will encourage children to think like historians and inspire awe and wonder.
History Overview EYFS - Year 6
How do we teach History at Eye?
History is taught in blocks, with a full unit being taught every half term. For each of our history topics there is a Medium Term Plan (MTP) which contains the key knowledge and vocabulary to be taught in each unit.
To support the learning of History, trips and experience days are planned for each unit to provide a purpose to learning and to heighten the children's curiosity. We also look to include cross-curricular links to help further support their learning.
How do we assess History at Eye?
As History is a foundation subject, it is assessed by Teacher Judgement. This means that there are no assessments for the children, other than those set by the class teacher. These assessment are carried out at the end each term.
During History lessons, we regularly complete retrieval practice in the form of Sticky Steps and Sticky Quizzes which test the children on the knowledge taught to them in previous years as well as the lessons they have already covered in their current learning sequence. Children will also complete next steps to either extend their learning further or to consolidate their learning.