During History learning, we aim to stimulate children’s natural curiosity about people and the past by providing an interesting and varied curriculum while meeting the needs of all individuals.
Our pupils will learn about the history of their local environment and community as well as the wider world. Through the school, children will be taught about different historical times, places, events and figures and when applicable where they take place on a historical timeline. Children will have the opportunity to ask questions, conduct their own research and work collaboratively during history learning.
Expectations are developed from the EYFS Framework (Understanding the World) and the National Curriculum for KS1 alongside the Jackfield Infant School progression of skills for History document, ensuring learning is built upon as children progress through the school.
History is taught through a topic-based approach to capture children and encourage their development of enquiry skills and critical knowledge. Where appropriate, we will use historical artefacts, visitors and visits to excite and intrigue our children to find out more about places, events and people from the past along with stories, books, photographs and videos.
Excellence for All
Available tools, Jackfield Infant School progression document for History and the History assessment tool, will be used to ensure that high quality teaching of History by teachers is correctly tailored to each individual and any gaps can be identified through the History assessment tool.
Our pupils are taught to use the subject-specific vocabulary for their History learning and build upon this as they move through the school. History learning is taught through a range of non-fiction and fiction texts to depict the past. Children are encouraged to ask questions and explore their ideas during learning to support theirs and other’s thoughts, opinions and knowledge of History.
Local history links are made throughout each pupil’s time at Jackfield. Children will further develop their knowledge and understanding of their own local history and local historical figures (e.g. pottery manufacturing and Reginald Mitchell). As well as historical times (e.g. schools and seaside in the past), events (e.g. The Great Fire of London), people (e.g. Samuel Pepys) and places (e.g. London) of the wider world around them too, supporting them to gain an understanding of the world they live in and it’s changes through time to today.