History helps pupils to understand the process of change over time and how historical people and events have impacted our society today. At Icknield Primary School we explore the lives of real people and significant historical events through engaging activities that spark children’s curiosity. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day as well as knowledge of key civilizations around the world that have impacted life in Britain such as Greeks and Mayan Civilization.
History is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. The key knowledge and skills that children acquire and develop throughout each block have been mapped to ensure progression between year groups throughout the school. As the children move through the school, they will build chronological understanding of history. They will consider how the past influences the present and how events are influenced by the culture and beliefs of the time. The children make connections to their local area and consider the changes that have been made over time.
Our teaching of history equips children to ask questions and think critically about the past, evaluate evidence, and develop judgements. Through the school we concentrate on three mains historical concepts; People (jobs, they do, daily life and cultural beliefs), Power (who is in charge or making decisions) and Progress (what changes happen and why).