Planning Progression

Our children will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will learn key historical vocabulary.

They will know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

They will use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They will ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. Our children will use historical evidence, evaluating the reliability and validity of different sources and information and considering why viewpoints differ.

They will understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Our children will gain an understanding of the chronology and the part played by significant people in history. Our children will also gain an understanding of invasion and settlement, developing critical thinking skills in considering the reasons for both.

To develop understanding and tolerance in the diverse world we live in, it is essential for our children to have an awareness of the different types of religions and their origins so that they are secure in their values and beliefs. In today’s society, where conflicts exist, children should gain an appreciation of the consequences of these conflicts and the effect on people.

For our children to appreciate the knowledge of the past that we have today, an understanding of the vital role that archaeology plays is essential. Through our history curriculum, our children will work to recognise their responsibilities in a global community and respect others.

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Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane

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