History

Curriculum Intent:

To provide an exceptional, enquiry-led history education that inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and enables pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of London and Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Sequencing and Progression

Units in the whole school curriculum map are organised so that they build on prior learning to allow children to build on their skills and knowledge and they progress through the school. Within a unit, lessons build up to answer the overarching enquiry question.

How we teach history at Trinity

At Trinity we ensure that children's lesson teach the right mix of knowledge and skills. For every new topic we begin with a launch day where children complete a range of activities linked to the new period of history they are studying.  This allows the children to immerse themselves  in their new unit and develop a good understanding of the knowledge they will need from the very beginning.

Lessons then continue over a 6 week block. In each lesson the children focus on a particular historical skill, such as similarities and differences, evidence or continuity and change.  There skills are repeated as children go through the year and as they move through the school. This allows for a clear progression of skills from year 1 to year 6.

At the end of each unit, children complete an assessment piece that allows them to demonstrate what they have learnt in the term. This allows the class teacher to analyse which skills need more development, or if there are any gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed in the coming term.

History  Curriculum Map

Copy of History Curriculum Map Revised 2022-2023

History Skills Progression

Copy of History Skills Progression.pdf