'The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.' Theodore Roosevelt
St Bees Village Primary School History Curriculum
History Subject Lead: Sheila Hansen
History is an integral part of the curriculum at St Bees Primary School and is a subject area that enthuses, engages and inspires both teachers and pupils alike. By studying the past, pupils develop a deeper understanding of the present world around them and a greater sense of their own personal identity. In history lessons, pupils are provided with opportunities to discover, explore, investigate, question, analyse and evaluate the world before them, the world as it is now and the world as it will be in generations to come.
Click on the link to read the full vision statement for History:
History Curriculum Policy
History Curriculum Map Overview
Click HERE for Long Term History Plan/Curriculum Map.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
In Early Years the curriculum is concept-based and carefully planned to provide all children with a wider understanding of the world around them. Children begin to make sense of their own family history and use their own life experiences to build a sense of the past and present. Timelines are introduced of their time in Reception so all children gain an understanding of the passing of time and that events that are relevant to them can be ordered chronologically. Children also understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books as well as having varied opportunities to explore and role play different roles within society.
History Knowledge/Skills progression
Year 1 Topics/Knowledge organisers
Year 2 Topics/Knowledge organisers
Year 3 Topics/Knowledge organisers
Year 4 Topics/Knowledge organisers
Year 5 Topics/Knowledge organisers
Year 6 Topics/Knowledge organisers.