History is taught as part of our theme curriculum and, like geography, it provides a central focus for many of our theme units.
We aim to deliver a high-quality history education that enables learners to gain an understanding of our local heritage, Britain’s past and that of the wider world. In line with the national curriculum 2014, we aim to ensure that all pupils: gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past; are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement; begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our history curriculum is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy.
Our lessons inspire children’s curiosity by using a variety of primary and secondary sources to find out more about the past. The history curriculum at Radford Semele C of E Primary School makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality, for example within our Year 1 unit ‘Buckets and Spades’ discovering how Leamington Spa became Royal Leamington Spa.
Our history curriculum is also further developed by strong links to our English curriculum enabling further contextual learning.
History Knowledge Organisers