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.
Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. Outcomes in topic books evidence a broad and balanced history curriculum. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
•Reflecting on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
•Children retaining knowledge that is pertinent to History;
•Children’s enjoyment of History lessons and keenness to find out more about the past;
•Evidence of work showing a range of topics covered, cross curriculum links and differentiated work;
•High standards in History that match standards in other subjects such as English and Maths;
•SLT are kept informed through feedback from moderations, subject reports and annual subject action plans