"A high quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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." Purpose of Study. The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England.
The National Curriculum for History in England has recently undergone some significant changes, which has seen the introduction of some new periods of history and a greater focus on British history. These changes have impacted on the teaching of History at Mudeford Junior School and the revised long term overview for history can be seen in the 'History Curriculum Map' below.
This new curriculum map was created to ensure that our pupils are given the opportunities to meet all the requirements of the new curriculum. We hope our planning will inspire in our pupils a curiosity to learn more about the past and an appreciation and understanding of how the past has shaped our world today.
During your child's time in our school they will study different periods of history - from the Stone Age to Victorian Britain (See History Curriculum Map). We endeavour to 'bring these times to life' so the children are excited and engaged in their learning of the past!
The 'Humanities Curriculum Map' shows how our study of History and Geograhy sit alongside each other, ensuring a balanced coverage of learning in all year groups.