Our school is situated in a village that performed the role of a trading post and outpost early in the Roman conquest of Britain. There have been many archaeological excavations which discovered Roman baths which further points to Leintwardine being a "travel lodge" of Roman Britain. Our village has many sites which show evidence of the Roman development and enables significant opportunity for study on our doorstep! We want to develop children who are curious to find out more about how the world they live in now has been shaped by what has happened in the past. Our children need to know how their own lives fit into the chronology of history – one that relates to them and their country. They will use vocabulary which helps them describe the sources and evidence they investigate. WE have chosen aspects of the history curriculum that we focus on and revisit, these are chronology, monarchy and invasion.
There are a number of skills such as identifying bias, selecting sources, representing information and noting connections which children develop through their learning. There will be many opportunities to make connections with how history links with other areas of learning, such as through stories, art or music.
We use the National Curriculum and Focus Education© to help us identify key knowledge and skills. You can find out more here.
We have created a bespoke two-year curriculum which includes information relevant to our local area. Key questions help us shape our half-termly units of work - you can find these here.
In Early Years (the Reception year), the curriculum is organised along broad themes. You can see what history looks like in Reception here.
On our journey through history in school, we use itineraries to help us know where we're going. Each unit of work has one which includes focused objectives for different groups of children, cross-curricular links and our ultimate destination. We help the children by using a Key these include - questions, vocabulary, ideas - to help them know more and remember more. Click on each class to see the itinerary and keys.