History Curriculum Intent
At St Michael’s, we offer a knowledge-rich and enquiry based curriculum, which is accomplished in three ways:
Firstly, we deliver a knowledge-based history curriculum supported by knowledge organisers and time lines, key concepts and vocabulary, alongside opportunities to explore artefacts and engaging visits to bring the learning to life.
Next, we teach our children about local and global history, unpicking the history of Great Britain, Europe and the wider world as a coherent chronological narrative. We explore how Britain has influenced other countries and how other countries have influenced Britain, helping them to understand the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
Finally, we provide opportunities for children to explore, investigate and debate historical events and historical questions to develop perspective and judgement of the achievements and follies of the human race.
By the time they leave St Michael’s, our aim is to to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and become reflective thinkers about history and its effect on today.
History Curriculum Implementation - Long Term Progression Map
History is taught each week every other half term across all year groups Y1-6. It alternates with Geography, so children are not taught both at the same time. Below is a progression maps, showing the units of work which are taught in each year group in each term.