Mrs Nichols leads History at our school.
In teaching history at Heronshaw school we aim to instill a love of history in all our children and inspire them to be historians themselves. Through our use of subject mantras, children grow in their understanding of what it means to be a historian. We intend to provide children with a greater understanding of the history of Britain. This grows from learning about themselves and their own personal history in the Early Years and then expands to encompass history within living memory and later beyond this.
We aim to provide a history curriculum which teaches appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum History Programmes of study. This is then carefully planned within our bespoke, spiral, project-based curriculum, allowing the children to develop their understanding of chronology as they move through the school.
Our project lessons inspire children’s curiosity about the past and encourage them to answer their own questions about how life has changed over time. Subject specific vocabulary is taught and regularly revisited each lesson and children are encouraged to use this in their learning. Projects are planned to ensure cross curricular links are made and allows the children to develop a deeper understanding of history and grow in knowledge and skills. Children talk about their new knowledge in each lesson and constantly revisit prior learning. Children then use their new knowledge and skills and demonstrate their achievements in their end of project outcome.
Below you will find links to key documents.
The progression grid shows the key knowledge and skills that are taught from Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 1. Our progression grids also highlight the next steps in the educational journey, therefore include Year 3 expectations.
How do I know what my child is being taught at Heronshaw?
We deliver curriculum information meetings for parents. Presentation slideshows are saved under the Year Group drop down menus.
In addition to this, each year group produces an Overview of Learning that is also saved under Year Groups.
Every subject under the Curriculum tab has detailed Progression Grids which show the full curriculum that Heronshaw has designed for our pupils.
If parents have any questions and would like to know more then we welcome this. Please speak to a member of the team.