Our curriculum leader for History is Mrs Worby.
The teaching and learning of history at Queniborough Primary School aims for our children to know the stories of our communities and the events that have formed Queniborough and its surroundings. They will have broad and deep knowledge of regional, national and international history and well-developed historical thinking. Their ability to investigate, consider, reflect and review events of the past will have enabled a detailed understanding. They will use with ease their understanding of change and continuity, similarity and difference, cause and effect, chronology, and significance to interpret events and developments. They will ask and answer challenging historical questions that make links between events, developments, peoples, and periods in the past. They will know of and select from a wide range of historical sources when using their skills of research, analysis, and evaluation. They will use historical terms accurately in their effective communication of ideas and judgments. They will select and apply their knowledge and skills from other subjects to draw conclusions and communicate their findings. They will enjoy learning, regard history as fun, and want more challenges and success. They will have a mindset that accepts that tentative conclusions are the norm. They will confidently carry out their historical investigations. They will have memories for life from visitors, visits, and rich experiences. They will have a sense of social responsibility, respect for diversity, and a willingness to engage with sensitive and controversial issues. They will feel prepared for the next stage of their history education and their adult life. They will feel proud of themselves, their communities, and their place, Queniborough.
The history curriculum at Queniborough Primary School makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.
Topics are informed by the National Curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The history curriculum at Queniborough is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy.
In line with the National Curriculum 2014, the curriculum at Queniborough aims to ensure that all pupils:
• Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world that helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.
• Develop a sense of chronology.
• Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgment;
• Begin 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.
• Know the stories of our communities and the events that have formed Queniborough and its surroundings.