At Fleecefield, we want to encourage children to develop a coherent and chronological knowledge of Britain’s history and that of the wider world. We focus on key concepts such as sources and artefacts, which entice children's curiosity about the past, so that they are able to ask questions about their own experience as well as their growing historical knowledge.
We follow the National Curriculum for the teaching of history, and children learn through focusing on the key historical concepts of:
- Understanding chronology
- Interpreting history through sources and artefacts
- Similarity and Difference
- Historical Significance
- Continuity and Change
- Cause and Consequence
In KS1 children learn about significant individuals such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. They learn about the past by looking at artefacts such as toys from long ago.
In KS2 children learn about civilisations and their legacy such as the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Children build on their KS1 knowledge by remembering we learn from artefacts and that certain individuals changed the course of history. Children map historical events on a timeline and revisit previous knowledge at the beginning of each new topic.
Vocabulary enrichment runs through our whole curriculum and history lessons provide an excellent opportunity to develop vocabulary that can be used in many other subject areas.
The children undertake visits to enhance their historical knowledge for example Year 3 visited Epping Forest to join a Stone Age Workshop and Reception classes explored the Transport Museum.