At Pentland, we aim to deliver an enriching history curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more about the past.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the history curriculum aims to ensure that a Pentland child will:
- Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.
- Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past.
- Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
- Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn
- Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.
By the end of EY, all children in reception will have an ‘Understanding of the World; people and communities, the world and technology’.
By the end of KS1, children will have begun to develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will start to 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 also demonstrate a growing confidence and accuracy when using commonplace historical vocabulary.
By the end of KS2, all children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They will be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.
Examples of work
Year 5 and 6
Year 3 and 4
Romans and Celts
Year 1 and 2
Heroes and Heroines (Grace Darling)