Our History curriculum at Chew Stoke Church School develops our children’s’ knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It aims to inspire pupil’s curiosity and provide our learners with an understanding of cultural diversity and how past events have shaped the world we know today. As Historians, pupils acquire the skills to ask questions, interpret sources and use evidence to make historical claims.
Our History curriculum is delivered through topics with links to other subjects such as Art, Music, English and Geography. Local history plays a key part in the curriculum design ensuring pupils develop knowledge of historical change and significance of their own locality.
Pupils study key aspects of national history including Roman and Viking Invaders, Victorians, WW2 and significant periods in world history such as the Greeks and Egyptians. Pupils learn Historical enquiry skills to be able to gain knowledge of the past, critically evaluate sources of evidence and understand the process of change over time. They develop an understanding of the influence of key events and historical figures on present day.
Through the high quality teaching of History in our school. We will see the impact of the subject in various ways:
- Children will be engaged in History lessons and want to find out more.
- Children will be able to talk about the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time, and be able to use and understand everyday historical terms.
- Pupils will be able to describe key events in local and national history that they have learned about, and to compare aspects of their lives with those of periods they have studied.
- Work will show that a range of topics are being covered and cross-curricular links are made where possible and differentiated work set as appropriate.
- Pupils will understand some different ways in which we can find out about the past, and carry out independent research.