At Kippax North we deliver a knowledge-rich, vocabulary rich history curriculum in line with our ethos statement, “Digging Deep, Aiming High!” It provides pupils with a solid foundation of core knowledge including significant periods, events and themes in British and World history. It is designed to enable pupils to make connections across time and place, and aims to embed a life-long love of history. It provides a foundation of understanding to make them curious, active citizens of this country and the World beyond.
Our 6 values underpin the delivery of our curriculum-
Resilience - we build upon previous skills and knowledge and use concepts and vocabulary which challenge our pupils.
Integrity -children take responsibility for their work by self-marking, responding to feedback and ensuring their presentation meets our high expectations.
Equality - we model historical discussion so that children can achieve more working together and value the contributions of everyone.
Individuality - our curriculum empowers children as they become increasingly knowledgeable and develop their own interests about the past.
Kindness - we teach our pupils to be tolerant citizens who value and celebrate diversity and difference and are respectful of the history of all civilisations taught.
Pride- we give our best effort at all times and take pride in showcasing our learning.
History is taught discreetly. Based on the national curriculum, our units are carefully selected to build knowledge sequentially. History is divided into strands of learning which underpin the substantive knowledge taught and which can be found on our progression documentation below. Out history curriculum starts with developing an awareness of the past in EYFS, expanding and deepening this understanding in KS1 by studying events within and beyond living memory to develop chronological understanding. Throughout KS2, pupils obtain a strong grounding in British and global history from the earliest settlers to 20th century conflicts and Civil rights. Historical concepts such migration, movement & settlement , culture & society and technology as well historical enquiry are woven into lessons in order for pupils to link these concepts to different periods in history, deepening their understanding.
Units of work are enhanced by a Knowledge Organiser which lists the core facts of the units of history. Each lesson gives opportunities for children to retrieve previous learning. Lessons are further supplemented by enrichment opportunities which inject fun and ignite curiosity into learning. Pupils are proud to share their learning within school and parents are invited in over the course of the year for a class learning showcase event.
Please see below for our long term plan and for our progression documentation for history.