Our History curriculum
Why is History important?
History is important because it helps pupils to understand and interpret the past, and therefore, the present.
Through history, pupils develop a deeper cross-cultural awareness and understanding of their own and others’ heritage, through looking at evidence and asking and answering questions.
In history, we can analyse successes and failures, which, in turn, teaches us to learn from our mistakes.
When is History taught?
History is taught through thematic units. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.
How is History taught?
History is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, historical skills, enquiry and fieldwork. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
What do we learn about in History?
We learn about the following:-
Wars (World Wars, Civil Wars)
The Ancient Greeks
Roman Empire and Invasions
Inventors e.g. Thomas Edison
Famous historical figures
Technology e.g. the Internet and World Wide Web
The Moon Landing
The sinking of the Titanic
Significant local history figure / event
Apartheid / Anti-Semitism
Discovery of America / Native Americans
Who do we learn about in History?
We learn about the following individuals-
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Queen Elizabeth II
Roman Emperors and rulers
Various World Leaders
John Logie Baird
How do we assess and monitor History?
We use a variety of methods to assess and monitor history at St George's. Teachers will use Kahoot Quizzes, for the purposes of diagnostic assessment, as well as checking recall in the classroom. They will also use questioning to help the children recall prior learning. We use a tracking tool to ensure that the children are making progress in history and this is monitored by the History Lead who carries out monitoring tasks every half term to ensure that the curriculum is being delivered and that there is evidence of the learning in children's learning journals and the class floor books.