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History Vision Statement

History, at New Mill Schools, forms an integral part of the curriculum. We believe the study of history inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world. They will work as historians where they will critically analyse different sources of information. It also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as English and Art.


Our Vision is that the teaching of history gives pupils an understanding of the past through learning about human achievements and experiences. We investigate sources such as pictures, stories, writing and artefacts to ask and answer questions about the past and how these impact the world we live in today. We will examine the children’s own personal history, and develop their sense of chronology throughout the study of topics through Key stages 1 and 2. We aim to give our children a history curriculum which enables them to become confident, creative and independent learners. We seek to broaden the children’s real-life experienced both inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors, experimentation, exploration and discovery. We believe that within history lessons, our children acquire a range of knowledge and skills, which they can then apply to other
subjects and in a variety of situations.


We have detailed below an overview of what your child will expected to learn within each key stage.


In
Key Stage 1 children will develop an awareness of the past. They learn about significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements. Children will also learn about significant historical events within the local area. They also study changes within living memory as well as events beyond living memory that are nationally or globally significant such as The Great Fire of London. Their learning is placed within a chronological framework with planning carefully mapped to be progressive ensuring that it makes sense to young children.


In
Key Stage 2 children continue to appreciate history in a chronological context. They develop a secure understanding of British, local and world history. Children consider connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They also learn to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of different sources and spend time looking at, and dealing with, different sources.

New Mill Schools History Overview

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New Mill Schools History Progression 

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To see our History Curriculum Overview, please click  HERE.