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History

Subject Leader: Laurence Atkinson (latkinson@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk)

History at Cashes Green

 

History is an important part of our curriculum because we believe the learning of history enables our children to develop an understanding of where we have come from and how we can learn lessons from the past. Children should grow their knowledge of historical contexts, and understand where different people, dynasties and civilisations have fitted into history. Through history, our children learn valuable skills in observation, analysis, justification and critique, helping them to question and challenge what they are told in an ever-changing online world.

 

Link to EYFS framework (we are an early adopter school).

Link to National Curriculum Programme of Study for KS1 and KS2

Our Key Skills

Reception

currently being updated inline with the EYFS curriculum

Year 1

Chronological Understanding

  • Say whether things are old or modern. Put objects in order by age.

Using Sources

  • Recognise things from the past which are similar to what might be used today
  • Identify by naming and indicating historical artefacts in sources
  • Describe what can be seen in sources, either pictorial or written.

Explanation

  • Categorise different information from sources
  • Explain ideas in simple terms using a historical source

Understanding the Past

  • Observe and recognise similarities  between people now and people in the past

 

Year 2

Chronological Understanding

  • Order basic historical events and objects which they have learned about in relation to present day.

Using Sources

  • Compare and contrast different sources of information. This could be a comparison between a historical era and present day, or a comparison between two different historical eras.

Explanation

  • Recall key words, dates and information in relation to a specific topic.
  • Reason/speculate why or how something may have happened using sources

Understanding the Past

  • Observe and recognise differences  between people now and people in the past

 

Year 3

Chronological Understanding

  • Order historical periods and events using dates to support.

Using Sources

  • Summarise key information from sources and make an overall statement.

Explanation

  • Explain what could have happened in a historical period using evidence

Understanding the Past

  • Explain what is different and similar about the past and explain why

 

Year 4

Chronological Understanding

  • Order historical periods and events they have learned about independently and add to a dated timeline

Using Sources

  • Synthesise by using different evidence to build an answer to a question.

Explanation

  • Demonstrate understanding by answering a range of questions with extensive use of evidence.

Understanding the Past

  • Suggest how life might have been different for different people in the past and explain why

 

Year 5

Chronological Understanding

  • Suggest where different historical periods and events fit in time using pictorial and written clues

Using Sources

  • Empathise with people and decisions by taking into account the historical context
  • Justify decision made by historical people, using what you know about the context.

Explanation

  • Reach informed conclusions by using evidence and explaining what this means for a person or civilisation.

Understanding the Past

  • Give reasoned opinions about a preferred period of history to live based on historical evidence.

 

Year 6

Chronological Understanding

  • Confidently say when periods and events happened in relation to others using evidence

Using Sources

  • Critique the decision of historical leaders and ways of life and think about alternative choices and consequences

Explanation

  • Make reasoned judgements about the decisions of historical leaders or key pivot points – will they be remembered in a positive or negative light and why.

Understanding the Past

  • Empathise with people from the past and explain why they did things that they did.

Our Key Vocabulary

 

 

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Coverage in Our Curriculum