History Curriculum

Intent

At Templemoor Infant and Nursery School, the History Curriculum develops children’s knowledge of historical periods, events and significant individuals. We want all children to be aware of their own history and of the changes within their own lives and that of beyond their living memory. We ensure that we inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and of the lives of significant individuals.

Children learn key facts and concepts alongside skills such as chronological understanding, how to analyse and evaluate historical evidence, how to empathise with people from different eras and how to compare and contrast life in different periods. 

Implementation

At Templemoor we have designed our curriculum to ensure coverage of the History National Curriculum content, with progression across the Year groups.

Children learn key facts and concepts alongside skills such as chronological understanding, how to analyse and evaluate historical evidence, how to empathise with people from different eras and how to compare and contrast life in different periods. 

Year 1 – How has life changed since my parents/ grandparents were 5 and 6?, Manchester on the Move, Great Explorers.
 
Year 2 – Remember, Remember (The Gunpowder Plot and Remembrance Day), Marvellous Mancunians, The Titanic.

Children’s historical learning in Key Stage One starts with the familiar: their own pasts and those of their families. As children’s learning travels further back in time, History is brought to life through visits and trips into the local area. These help to fire the children’s imaginations and enable them to empathise with the lives of children in different eras.

Impact

Children will be inquisitive historians who have knowledge of their own history and the impact of others and will embed their use of questioning across the curriculum.

Skills and Knowledge Organiser
 
Each History unit is supported by a Knowledge Organiser which details the key facts, vocabulary and skills for each unit. This is sent home, allowing children to make a head start on their learning.
Knowledge and Skills Progression in History
 
The documents below detail the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain at each stage of the History curriculum. 
History National Curriculum
 
The National Curriculum for History can be found below.