Clophill St Marys CofE lower school

History

Intent:

Through the teaching of History we want our children to:

  • have an understanding of history within living and beyond living memory, understanding the impact of history then and now
  • understand the chronology of events and significant people and places through a variety of reliable sources of evidence
  • understand and use vocabulary associated with the passing of time.

Implementation:

Mrs. Arnold is our History Co-ordinator.

At St. Mary's, History is taught through "Understanding the World"  within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception):

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We teach the History National Curriculum in Birch to Oak (Years 1 to 4):

History Programmes of Study Key Stages 1 and 2

The following table shows which History topics are taught throughout the school:

 

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception) 

Cycle 1

 

 

Me and My World:

Our living history

Personal news/recounts

Festivals people celebrate and why – Christmas, Guy Fawkes, Harvest

Remembrance Day

People Who Help Us:

History of people who help us

Recounts of visitors who work in the emergency services

Festivals people celebrate and why: Pancake Day, Easter, Mothering Sunday

Personal news/recounts

Monkey Puzzle:

Christopher Columbus

Travel in the past and now

Personal news/recounts

Acorn and Chestnut (Nursery and Reception) 

Cycle 2

 

 

Me and My World:

Our living history

Personal news/recounts

Festivals people celebrate and why – Christmas, Guy Fawkes, Harvest

Remembrance Day

Once Upon a Time:

Castles and forts

Queen Elizabeth

Festivals people celebrate and why: Pancake Day, Easter, Mothering Sunday

Personal news/recounts

Down on the Farm:

Farms past and present

Benjamin Holt

Personal news/recounts

Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2

(Birch and Hazel)

Cycle 1

 

 

Magnificent Things:

Inventors and Inventions

The Gunpowder Plot

Remembrance Day

Fire and Ice:

The Great Fire of London

Great Explorers

The Titanic

Clophill to Coast:

Changes to Clophill High Street

Old and New Church

Old and New School

Jobs in the village past and present

 

Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2

(Birch and Hazel)

Cycle 2

Castles and Crowns:

Kings and Queens

Cainhoe Castle

The Gunpowder Plot

Remembrance Day

Let’s Get Moving:

Travel and transport past and present

George Stephenson

Wright Brothers

Christopher Columbus

Neil Armstrong

Wild and Wonderful:

Captain James Cook

Aboriginal people and way of life

Commonwealth

ANZAC day

Key Stage 2:

Years 3 and 4

(Rowan and Oak)

Cycle 1

Exciting Egypt:

The Egyptians

Keep Calm and Carry On:

World War II

Stone Age to Iron Age:

Stone Age

Iron Age

Key Stage 2:

Years 3 and 4

(Rowan and Oak)

Cycle 2

Looking Locally:

The Victorian effect on Clophill

(including a brief history of the Victorians)

The Italian Job:

Romans

Anglo Saxons and Scots:

Anglo Saxons

Scots

Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 we also teach Historical skills.  We progress these skills from Year 1 to Year 4:

  • Chronological Understanding
  • Historical Interpretations
  • Historical Enquiry
  • Organisation and Communication

Throughout our History topics, we also teach the 3 Golden Strands of:

Monarchy Government Society

We subscribe to the Historical Association to support our knowledge, understanding and development of the subject. 

Impact:

All children are assessed in History, by their teachers, on a termly basis.  Mrs. Arnold then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area.  This information informs future teaching and learning in History.