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Lee Chapel Primary School

Nominated as Essex School team of the year 2021

History

What is the vision of History at Lee Chapel?

At Lee Chapel our History curriculum is broad, balanced and rich; designed to ensure the progressive

development and refinement of skills of historical enquiry which children will take forward with them

to secondary school and beyond.

 

Intent

We aim for a high-quality History curriculum which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our ambition is that all children will be taught, and encouraged to use, the skills of thinking critically, weighing evidence, sifting through arguments, asking perceptive questions and developing perspective and judgement in order to put historical events into context.

 

Implementation

History is taught as part of a termly topic focusing on, but not limited to, the development of the knowledge and skills outlined in the National Curriculum. Lessons are planned in year groups to ensure consistency between classes and are differentiated to enable all pupils to engage with the subject at their own level. Lessons are designed to be fun, engaging and captivating, accessing varied technology, including Augmented Reality (AR), and making use of a range of different methods of recording learning in books. History expectations:

 

  • Taught an hour per week
  • Pupils will conduct one ‘deep dive’ per term, focusing on a key area of their topic in greater depth over a period of three related but contrasting lessons.
  • Termly history off the page days’ or educational visits.
  • Whole school History Week where every year group focus on decade from the past – examining an historical event, music, art, film and an icon from the past. Or a particular era in time is focussed on as a whole school – examining a historical person or event, with cross-curricular links in English - planning and writing for the week.

 

Impact

Children at Lee Chapel are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that are transferable and will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.

 

Miss L. Grassick

History Subject Leader