“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is History?
History is an understanding of the past at personal, local, national and international levels.
History at Cockton Hill Junior School:
Our aim at Cockton Hill Junior School is to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources. Our children will also develop the skills to clearly explain how these sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how these interpretations may differ. Children will gain valuable insights into the history of their local area. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day. Our History curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that they can build on, our History curriculum is organised into a progression model that outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary to be taught in a sequentially coherent way. Chronological Understanding; Historical Understanding; Historical Enquiry; Interpretations of History; Organisation and Communication are all mapped out to ensure that pupils build on secure prior knowledge.
School leaders are currently updating planning overviews in line with the changes to our curriculum. Please contact school if you require further information about this curriculum area.