St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

Curriculum  »  History

At St Margaret's we believe history is about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past. History is concerned with sequence, time and chronology and is the study of eveidence about the pas; it gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, polictical, cultural and economic relationships. History fires the children's curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and plays and essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world. In history we achieve this through an enquiry approach which encourages children to develop a deeper understanding through independent research. Each session is built around a key question that children research and investigate through a variety of ways including digital media and good quality texts. Children develop enquiry skills along with an understanding of history, which is progressive and sequential throughout their time at school, striving to develop historical skills that are central to their learning and understanding.
  • Pupils will consider how the past influences the present, what past societies are like, how these societies are organised, their politics and what beliefs and cultures influence people's actions.
  • Pupils will devlop an understanding of a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.
  • Pupils will devlop an understanding of diversity of human experiences, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society.
  • Pupils will learn how their own decisions and personal choices, attitudes and values have an impact on those around them.
  • Pupils will develop the knowledge and skills to research, evaluate and reach their own conclusions of events and people in history and the impact of this on society today.
  • Pupils will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to build an argumant and a point of view to be able to express their own views.
  • Pupils will develop using a range of approaches including: Role play, Debates and discussions, Research and using a range of resources and artifacts.
  • Pupils will read relevant texts and stories, researching and evidence key facts from history.

  • Well planned lessons and quality first teaching
  • Pupils self-assess their learning.
  • Pupils can ask relevant questions showing curiosity of the past.
  • Pupils can explain their thinking and opinions using a range of sources.
  • Learning is embedded and children can transfer their understanding to different areas of the curriculum – making links.
  • Teachers use verbal and written feedback to deepen children's learning and identify any misconceptions.
History Skills Progression Map