"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul."
History at St Giles
At St Giles we have shaped our history curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History:
We aim for a high quality history curriculum which, within our children, inspires a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in history, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.
- Staff follow the knowledge and skills progression document to create a curriculum overview for the year.
- Staff ensure that the key knowledge and vocabulary receives the appropriate coverage within each history unit.
- As much as possible, units are taught in chronological order to demonstrate the changes through history and how they have shaped Britain and the wider world.
- Educational visits are planned where possible.
- Appropriate resources and artefacts are provided to add depth and understanding for each unit.
- Quizzes and recall activities are planned into the timetable to ensure children’s learning is retained.
- Learning is adapted to make it as accessible as possible for SEND pupils.
Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.
At St Giles, we strive to ensure that children are equipped with historical knowledge and skills that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
We want children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.
For Knowledge Organisers, please see Key Stage pages under the 'Pupils' banner.
History Vocabulary Lists