History

Our History Displays

Intent:

At St Hugh’s, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians.

By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically.

We aim to celebrate Lincolnshire’s rich local history and conduct as much field work as we can.

We develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become historians:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past;
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences;
  • The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources;
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry;
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning;
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics;
  • A developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways.

Implementation:

Planning fits into a 2 year cycle which meets the requirements of the new national Curriculum. The school is a member of the Historical Association and teachers have support and resources from two online websites.

In lessons children use:

  • Pre-knowledge/ post topic mind maps.
  • Refer to knowledge organisers with key vocabulary and ‘sticky knowledge’.

Teachers Use:

  • Use of chronology at the start of each topic (and referred back to through each lesson the topic) to get a sense of time, period and place. And placing it in the context of world and British history.
  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth;
  • Key enquiry questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner;
  • Trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience;

Impact:

Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • A celebration of learning for each year which demonstrates progression across the school;
  • Display work
  • Pupil discussions about their learning; and chronology.

Humanities- useful websites and reading for pupils and parents

St Hugh’s History Curriculm Intent

History – Key concepts

History Thinking Skills

Regional Resource Lincolnshire

Black History Month