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WHEN WE LEARN ABOUT?

The aim of the History curriculum at Manorfield is to give children a broad range of knowledge of different periods and cultures across History. They are encouraged to compare and contrast those periods as well as considering the impact they have on our current times. By the end of Year 6 we hope that children have taken on board the key concepts taught to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world and that they go out into the world and make a difference in the world for good. 

In Keystage 1 children begin to learn about the past and how it compares with the world they live in. This includes learning about England under Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II as well as the importance of 1066 and its lasting legacy. 

In Lower Keystage 2 the aim is to provide children with a foundation of knowledge about different empires and civilizations in the past; the differences between them and comparison to the 20th and 21st Centuries. Having developed an understanding that social structures, religion, technology, roles etc. were different in the past as well as different across the world during Upper Keystage 2 children consider more deeply the social and human interactions in different cultures and how many resulted in segregation and discrimination of different groups. 

We want children to leave Manorfield understanding that History has not only been shaped by huge empires and powerful leaders but by those who spoke out when others had no voice.

HISTORY CURRICULUM

 

 PROGRESSION OF VOCABULARY AND SKILLS MAP

ASSESSMENT

Assessment in History is ongoing and based on individual lessons and units. A feedback sheet is completed at the end of each lesson and used at the end of a unit to assess progress against the National Curriculum objectives. 

 

HOW OUR HISTORY LEARNING LINKS TO STONEY STANTON

We believe it is very important that our children understand how the history they learn about links to Stoney Stanton. This starts in EYFS all the way through to Year 6 when they learn about World War II and the soldiers of Stoney Stanton. Our thanks to Alison and Kallum Jackson for sharing the amazing display below with the school.