AT DOVECOT PRIMARY SCHOOL WE AIM TO SEEK OUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY WHICH SHOULD INSPIRE PUPILS CURIOSITY ABOUT THE PAST IN BRITAIN AND THE WIDER WORLD.
Our curriculum follows the New National Curriculum with History being taught both discretely and within other subjects. All lessons incorporate key skills as well as subject specific skills.
Through out both key stages the History Curriculum will be planned and taught using guidance and advice from The Historical Association. History taught is reception will be taught using guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage document.
The curriculum is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. The teacher and learners will use a prime challenge, expressed as a question, as the starting point to a topic. Using the information gained from a pre learning challenge a series of subsidiary challenges are then planned to form the direction of teaching. Allowing the children to guide and build on their prior knowledge, which will engage them in a level of work that is appropriate to their needs.
The new curriculum has a new focus on British history so that children at the end of their primary school years have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to present day and be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.
HISTORY AND LITERACY
Each topic is carefully planned to allow for weekly opportunities for extended writing. The children will produce a piece of writing to use the vocabulary and demonstrate the knowledge that the have learnt in the topic.