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History Leader - Mr S Coughlan

A high-quality history education is a focal point of the curriculum and themed work at Farnborough.

 

As part of their topic work, children are encouraged to develop an interest in the past, to appreciate past achievements and major events – both of Britain and worldwide – and to develop an understanding of their own and their family’s history and how values and attitudes may have changed.

 

Pupils are taught the skills necessary for the interpretation of primary and secondary source material, artifacts, maps and visual and auditory aids, books, the countryside, ancient sites, newspapers, records and documents.

 

Within the framework of a cross curricular approach, we aim to develop an understanding of the nature of cause and consequence, continuity and change, similarity and difference. Our topic approach to History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between diverse groups, as well as their own uniqueness and the challenges of their time.

 

Trips, themed days such as WW2 Day, Stone Age Day, Viking Day and Tudor Day and visiting speakers also help to bring history to life for our pupils. 

Curriculum Intent

 

We aim to be an outstanding school at the heart of our local community. We want to create a happy, safe, caring and inclusive learning environment where every child will become an independent learner who achieves their full potential. In partnership with families, we will help pupils to become responsible young people who are on a pathway to success.

 

Curriculum Implementation

 

We believe History teaches an understanding of the past, using a cross curricular approach where possible. Through their work in History, children will acquire knowledge and skills whilst developing their understanding of Chronology; Events, People and Changes; Interpretation, Enquiry and Using Sources; Communication.

 

The teaching of History in KS2 aims to ensure all pupils:

 

  • Understand the history of Britain as a coherent, chronological narrative and how

Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world.
  • Gain an understanding of key historical terms.
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change; cause and consequence;

similarity and difference and use them to make connections, contrast and frame

historically valid questions.

  • Understand how evidence is used to make contrasting arguments and interpretations.

 

By the end of each topic, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand these historical skills.

 

Curriculum Impact

 

We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in History and develop curiosity
and excitement about their own, local and world history. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of History, children gain an appreciation of events that have taken place in the past. We want them to be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.

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