History at St Nicholas

We aim to…

  • To provide opportunities for all children to have the historical skills and knowledge to prepare them for the future.
  • To give the children the opportunity to discover an interest and curiosity in history as well as embracing lessons from the past.
  • To build on and use key historical vocabulary.
  • To develop children’s perseverance skills, in order to take risks and develop their resilience.
  • To give children a wider understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world.
  • To provide engaging and interesting lessons.
  • To gain an understanding of chronological order and historical timelines

How we will achieve our aims…

  • High quality teaching is ensured through history being taught across the relevant year groups and following a progressive programme of study.
  • Children are given the opportunity to develop a range of historical skills.
  • Building a love of history through the use of visits, visitors and curriculum themed days depending on topic at the time.
  • Use of historical sources and resource is to engage the children in their learning.
  • History vocabulary used in all lessons across the school.

How will we know we’ve achieved our aims?

  • Children will recognise the importance of history in the everyday lives as well as from the past.
  • Children will have gained an and understanding of local history as well as world history.
  • Children are able to apply their historical knowledge to other subjects and other areas of the curriculum.
  • The children will be able to talk in confidence about what they have learned or are learning.
  • Children are prepared for the next stage of their learning.
  • Children will enjoy learning about history and the wider world as well as the past.
  • Children will flourish as historians.

History Curriculum Progression Map