Leader of HIstory Mrs Blundell
At Balby Central Primary Academy we reflect like historians.
We use many research skills to find out and consider what happened in the world before our existance. We look at at both British and World History, the important people that have shaped our lives and effected the way we live our lives today . We debate our thoughts and discuss our hypothesis, whilst evaluating the evidence presented to us. Most of all we question, why did things happen as they did and the past and how has that led to changes across the world?
History is a knowledge based subject where children at Balby Central explore and develop their understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. We use learned knowledge and apply it as best we can to other topics. We want children to be equipped to ask subject specific questions, think critically, analyse evidence, debate and develop thier own judgements on past events and at Balby Central we teach to achieve this. Whilst completing our history work, we want children to understand diversities of society, the processes of change and the challenges faced, both past and present.
Children are taught about the following concepts from the National Curriculum:
History Intent Statement
How do we teach History?
We use CUSP (Curriculum with Unity Schools Partnership) to deliver our History curriculum.
From CUSP, teachers plan and deliver lessons based on core skills and knowlege, practise of the new skills and application of how to use the skills in different contexts.
To aid their knowledge, basic facts will be given to the children at the beginning of a topic and used throughout - this is called a knowledge organiser. A knowledge note will be used each lesson to aid each children with the facts they need for that lesson and the focus will be on learning those facts and applying them. Each teacher will assess how well a topic or skill has been learned and applied and differentiated lessons will be planned accordingly. Please see your child's class teacher should you require more information about the History curriculum your child is following.