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History

Curriculum Intent: History

              Possibilities - To have high aspirations and know all of the opportunities available to                                                   them.

               Initiative -       To take risks, become independent thinkers and be responsible for                                                           themselves.

                Growth -         To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey, understanding                                                their own uniqueness and strengths and those of others

Characteristics of a Historian:

During their time here at The Avenue, we want our children to:

  • Develop an understanding and awareness of significant people and events from a range of historical periods.
  • Be able to think critically about history and communicate ideas in order to be able to discuss and evaluate events of the past with others.
  • Be respectful and inquisitive towards a range of historical evidence and be able to use this to support their ideas and explanations.
  • A passion for history as they begin to develop a sense of chronology and a sense of curiosity for the future.

 

Implementation:

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding into the following threshold concepts:

  •  Investigating and interpreting evidence
  •  Connections in world history
  • Chronology
  • Historical communication

These key concepts underpin the children’s learning through the year groups from Reception to Year 2. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years R to 2 is mapped as follows:

PROGRESSION IN THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

The procedural and semantic knowledge pupils need to understand the threshold concepts

THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

RECEPTION STEP- FOUNDATIONS TO BASIC

YEAR 1 STEP- BASIC

YEAR 2 STEP- ADVANCING TO DEEP

H1- Investigating and interpreting evidence

Beginning to handle evidence and make comments

Use a wider variety of evidence and begin to make comparisons

Use a range of evidence to ask questions and find answers about the past

H2- Connections in world history

Understand how community and family experiences can impact your own

Understand that significant events will influence the present and future

H3- Chronology

Understand the concept of ‘past’

Begin to understand short and long term timescales

H4- Historical communication

Begin to know and use some subject specific vocabulary and use in conversation

Know and use subject specific language and begin to use appropriately in verbal accounts

Know and use subject specific language and begin to use appropriately in written accounts

Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Historian:

·         Archaeologist

·         Teacher

·         Curator

·         Historian 

For more careers, please visit First Careers

Impact

Assessment

Through the explicit teaching of History skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Pupil Voice

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Snapshots

Here is what History looks like at The Avenue: