At Campsbourne we teach the National Curriculum for Geography which can be found here.
We do not believe that the study of history is simply the rote memorisation of facts. We believe that studying history helps us to develop important skills such as evaluating sources, drawing conclusions based upon facts and writing / speaking clearly and cogently.
However, more importantly, we believe that history provides identity and helps us to improve our decision making and judgment. It helps teach us how to learn from the mistakes of others and helps us understand change and societal development. Put simply history provides us with a context from which to understand ourselves and others and in a world of multiculturalism that is more important than ever. When teachers choose which historical events to learn about with the children we take into account the children’s backgrounds and cultural identity so that we can help the children understand themselves and their place in our society.
History is taught for one term each year. We have identified key themes of Food, Leisure, Monarchy and Power, Local History and Knowledge and Understanding of British and Global History, which run through the units, where appropriate. This enables children to develop their understanding of chronology and how the key themes have changed over time. Key language and knowledge for each unit is identified to ensure that children are developing their knowledge of key words and concepts to aid their understanding.
We have also created our own unique units to ensure that we make the most of the historical significance of local land marks. For example, we have worked closely with the Education Department at Alexandra Palace to develop two units in years 2 and 6.
You can view the History curriculum clicking on the links below.
History Curriculum Map Years 1 and 2
History Curriculum Map Years 3 and 4
History Curriculum Map Years 5 and 6
Children are teacher assessed against key historical enquiry skills and the knowledge acquired in each unit. You can view the History Progression Map by clicking on the link below.
History Progression Map