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History

Whole School Progression Overview Whole School - Long Term Plan

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Intent

At Marnel Junior School, our aim is to deliver high-quality history teaching that will enable pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, and the wider world, and inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past. The topics covered in History are informed by the National Curriculum and are sensitive to the children’s interests. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at Marnel Junior School aims to ensure that all pupils:

• Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past;
• Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement;
• Begin 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.

Implementation

We deliver History lessons using the Hampshire recommended ‘Six Step Enquiry Model’.

Step 1: Teacher motivates pupils to want to learn and scopes the enquiry

Step 2: Children collect information in interesting and varied ways

Step 3: Children make sense of ideas and process the information

Step 4: Children draw their own conclusions, making their own meaning

Step 5: Their understanding is checked, developed and refined

Step 6: Pupils create their final, imaginative product after teacher models

This model is an enquiry-based approach that is designed to motivate the children to collect and organise information that will enable them to draw their own conclusions. History offers the children learning experiences designed to develop their skills in information gathering, making sense of information, drawing conclusions, refining their understanding, and presenting their newfound knowledge and understanding in a variety of imaginative ways.

We aim to teach History in a what that:

  • Inspires curiosity
  • Provides a chronological awareness of local, British and World history
  • Allows opportunities to use and understand the methods of historical enquiry
  • Ensures understanding of the historical concepts of change and continuity, cause and consequence, similarity and difference, and significance
  • Incorporates first hand experience through the use of artefacts and school trips

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Impact

Outcomes in foundation books evidence a broad and balanced history curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge.
Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking and questioning. The children demonstrate a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, in addition to being curious to know more about the past. Through this study pupils ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

 

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