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History

The school is currently reviewing the curriculum
 
At Tregony School we provide a high-quality history education that will help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, local history and that of the wider world. It will inspire children's curiosity to know more about the past and will equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, scrutinise arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Intent

  • To deliver the history National Curriculum, through teaching British, local and world history 

  • To provide pupils with a clear understanding of how people lived in the past and what they believed to be important

  • To develop an understanding of how we know about the past through a range of sources of evidence and with increasing confidence will consider their utility and reliability

  • To enrich children’s lives and broaden their cultural experiences

  • To develop an understanding of local historical figures and events.  This will lead to a better understanding of culture and heritage and a desire to engage further with these areas. 

Implementation 

Each unit starts with the unit title and key enquiry question for the unit.  Within each unit there is time for the pupils to think deeply about an area of learning in a topic before they move on to the next one. They will have many opportunities to ask questions, discuss, communicate understanding and revise their ideas.

Within each unit there is a strong emphasis on developing our pupils’ chronological understanding. The introductory lessons include activities using timelines to locate the period, person or event and to consider it in relation to other periods studied and the present day. Pupils will be required to consider other events, people and societies occurring at the same time locally, nationally and globally.  

Each unit ends with ‘The Big Finish’ which is designed to consolidate, share and celebrate the learning that has taken place. Many have a strong cross-curricular link and provide opportunities for creative learning
 
Impact

The impact of the teaching of history at Tregony School is evidenced through the pupils’ use and understanding of the knowledge, skills, concepts and specialist vocabulary. It is evidenced by the use and outcomes of the varied activities, assessments and quizzes provided. The outcomes/assessment for Reception are the Early Learning Goals.  The broad range of approaches for pupils to communicate their knowledge ensures that everyone can demonstrate progression and impact. In particular, it is evidenced by the pupils’ ability, willingness and confidence in addressing and discussing each unit’s key question, giving a response focusing on historical vocabulary, skills and concepts. Pupils understand and can clarify to others what history is and the importance and value of studying the subject. They can explain to others how they are progressing and what they can do to get better in the subject.

History in key stage 1 
History key stage 2