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The History Curriculum at Cononley Primary School

To read the Curriculum Statement for History, please click here. 

 

What our pupils will learn:

At Cononley Primary School, we have developed our own scheme of work to deliver the National Curriculum for History throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. The scheme of work is well-sequenced, with a clear progression in knowledge, skills, concepts and vocabulary and links to other curriculum subjects. The scheme of work is supported using resources from the Key Stage History web-site.

What our pupils will learn in Early Years  Foundation Stage:

In EYFS, pupils are taught the knowledge and skills for ‘People and Communities’ using a thematic approach outlined in our EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World. The themes are linked to the Scheme of Work for Key Stage 1 to ensure progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1. To see the EYFS curriculum for Understanding the World below:

EYFS Curriculum: Understanding the World

Rolling Programme for KS1 with EYFS Links

 

What our pupils will learn in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

In Key Stages 1 and 2, a rolling programme is in place to ensure that the History topics are taught to all pupils during each Key Stage, taking account of the mixed-age structure of our classes. 

One History topic each year is taught for a full term followed by a shorter History topic which is taught for half a term. For the remaining term and a half of the school year, Geography topics are taught in the same way. This enables pupils to focus on aspects of particular topics for a greater period of time, allowing for greater depth of study, rather than teaching both History and Geography topics simultaneously.

In Key Stage 1, History topics are taught in a block of lessons.

In Key Stage 2, History topics are taught in weekly lessons.

 

 Please click on the links below to see our Key Stage 1 History Curriculum:

Year A 2019 2020

Year B  2020 2021

Year C 2021 2022

Year D 2022 2023

 The Great Fire of London

(half a term)

 

Why do we remember Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole?

(half a term)

 

Why do we remember Grace Darling?

(half a term)

 

Why do we remember the achievements of Jesse Owens Ellie Simmonds?

(half term)

Holidays in the Past

( term)

 

What was it like in Cononley and Skipton in Victorian times?

(term)

 

Toys in the Past

(term)

Who lived in Skipton Castle?

(term)

 

 (Topics which will be covered each year: The Gunpowder Plot and Remembrance Day)

 

Please click on the links below to see our Key Stage 2 History Curriculum:

Year A 2019 2020

Year B  2020 2021

Year C 2021 2022

Year D 2022 2023

Britain’s Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings

The Industrial Revolution

Ancient Egypt

 

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

The Ancient Greeks

 

 

The Maya Civilisation

The History of Castles from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day

 

The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain

Progression and Assessment in History

EYFS

Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded using an on-line journal (Tapestry) and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Understanding the World: ‘People and Communities’.

 KS1

Regular, ongoing observational assessments are made and recorded in the History Big Book, using a class progression tracker. The information contributes to an end of year summative assessment.

KS2

End of unit quiz-style assessments of knowledge are made alongside observational assessments and assessments of independent work. Assessments of skills and concepts are recorded on a class tracker. The information contributes to an end of year summative assessment.  

Click here to see how we plan for progress in History at Key Stage 1 at Cononley Primary School.

Click here to see how we plan for  progress in History at Key Stage 2 at Cononley Primary School. 

Click here to see the key themes and terms which inform the History curriculum at Cononley Primary School. 

Impact

The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed (during the year and at the end of the year), through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning and through pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work. Monitoring so far shows that pupils are enthusiastic about History and enjoy lessons. The evidence seen in pupils’ books as well as their ability to talk about the key knowledge they have learned demonstrates the impact of the curriculum.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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