Our aim is to ensure that all pupils:
- know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
- know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
- gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
- understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
- understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
- gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
At Cleeve we strive to inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. Our curriculum is accessible to all and maximises outcomes for every pupil so that they learn in an active and creative way.
Subject Specific Information
- History is taught through our Creative Curriculum in order to enhance the children’s enjoyment and motivation for this subject.
- The majority of the history objectives are taught through discreet ‘mini topics’.
- Knowledge and skills are developed using a combination of first hand and indirect experiences. These may include primary and secondary resources, visitors, theatre groups, historical visits and focused history days.
- History is assessed through the online FLIC assessment system.