Our history curriculum has been built to provide our children with a love of enquiring about the past; in our own locality and the rest of the world. We have designed a curriculum which allows children to develop skills to question, clarify and form opinions based on the knowledge we have taught.
The national curriculum history objectives are woven through our six concepts: Human Rights, Exploration, The Local Area, Monarchs, Technology and Global Warming. These are concepts which we believe will build cultural capital for Woolpit children; to ensure they understand the cause and effect of events from the past; allow them to develop an understanding of ways they can make a difference and know that beyond Woolpit there is a wealth of history to explore. Within each concept there is the opportunity for children to visit historical sites such as: Duxford, Dunwich, Colchester Castle and the Scott Polar Research Institute to make connections with the past.
Through our planning, objectives build on each other to embed previous skills and knowledge and to provide a hook to hang the new. We use knowledge organisers to provide children with necessary diagrams, images, timelines, maps and vocabulary. To check for embedded learning, we quiz at the beginning of each lesson and then termly on the previous concept taught.