History has always been held in high regard at Long Row Primary and Nursery School, with our school’s location having its own rich history. The History curriculum at Long Row makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality.
At Long Row Primary and Nursery School, History includes topics that are selected to ensure all programmes of study set out in the National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Learning Goals from the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile 2016 Handbook are covered over a 2-year cycle during our 'discover term' of the year (autumn). By the end of Year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They are able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. Interlinked with this are studies of world history, such as the ancient civilisations of Egypt. To support our planning and implementation, we use the Chris Quigley History Curriculum Companion scheme.
History is taught on a weekly basis during the autumn term, with at least 2 lessons that last between 1 and 2 hours. Sometimes a day may be given over to History for enrichment activities, so the children can become fully immersed in the learning that is taking place during that experience. A range of activities are planned throughout each topic to help engage the children in their learning. Each lesson builds on the children’s prior learning and reference is made to what the children have learnt previously to ensure they are remembering what they have already been taught. Cross-curricular outcomes in History are specifically planned for, with strong links between the History curriculum and English lessons, enabling further contextual learning.