Subject Leader: Mrs Lawson
“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.”
– Harry S Truman
At Cheetwood Primary, we deliver history as a discrete subject, celebrating the breadth and depth of its canon with curiosity and awe. History is taught in half termly blocks throughout the year alternating with Geography, so that children achieve depth in their learning. Children are taught History in key stages: KS1, LKS2 and UKS2.
In teaching History, we encourage children to ask questions about the past and discover similarities and differences between past and present, which, in turn, enables them to develop their sense of time and how cultures and technologies have come to be what they are today. This approach places the child on the timeline, giving them a sense that they too belong to this powerful subject, thus connecting them personally, bringing purpose to their learning.
We draw on previously taught knowledge and skills often, with phrases such as ‘Do you remember when..?’, in order to build upon past lessons, increasing children’s bank of knowledge and helping them make links between different periods.
Our exciting delivery of Plan Bee History, uses a variety of teaching tools such as slides, books, costume, trips, timelines, handling artefacts and evidence, providing children with an accessible, three-dimensional grasp of the subject. Through this, children adapt an appreciation for our country’s rich heritage and that of the wider world.