At Laureate Community Academy we aim to offer a high quality history education that will enable children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s and the wider world’s past and the impact this has had on life today. Unity Schools Partnership curriculum plans are used to teach history.
Informed by the National Curriculum;
Carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning;
Informed by current pedagogy such as quizzing and retrieval practice.
Aims of the History Curriculum
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms and vocabulary
understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts
understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
Laureate Community Academy aspires to provide excellent opportunities for history so that children develop the following skills:
Chronology: Children will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate their curiosity to know more about the past.
Using evidence: Children will be able to analyse different sources of evidence; they will understand concepts such as bias and conjecture, and will use these to make their own judgements.
Critical thinking: Children will be encouraged to ask perceptive questions, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
Making world connections: Children will use prior learning to make links between the history of different countries, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Please click on the attached Curriculum Handbook to view the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum.