Fringford C of E Primary School, The Green, Fringford, Bicester OX27 8DY
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At Fringford C of E Primary School, we believe the study of
History inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical
questions and enables them to have a better understanding of their own
heritage, the society in which they live and of the wider world. They will critically
analyse different sources of information to gain a better insight into the
past, weighing evidence, thinking critically and sifting arguments to develop
perspective and judgement. We believe that History helps pupils to understand the
complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies
and relationships between different groups. History is taught discretely and incorporated
in other curriculum subjects.
- To know
and understand the history of the British Isles as a coherent,
chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how
people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and
been influenced by the wider world.
- To know
and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the
nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires;
characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and
follies of mankind.
- To gain
and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as
‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’.
- To understand
historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence,
similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections,
draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and
create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and
- To understand
the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used
rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting
arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
- To gain
historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different
contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national
and international history; between cultural, economic, military,
political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term
is taught as part of a thematic curriculum – as a discrete subject
and, where appropriate, in other subjects too.
History Curriculum is planned to ensure the progression of key skills and
knowledge in each age phase.
principles for progression:
-Use common techniques across the school
-Practise the same skills at different ages
-Revisit key areas of content and key vocabulary
activities that challenge and engage children
is integral to the children’s understanding of Fundamental British Values
- High-quality visits and visitors will be used to
further inspire curiosity in their learning by bringing history to life.
acquire the appropriate age related knowledge and skills linked to the History
Curriculum, which enables them to make good progress from their starting
will become increasingly critical and analytical within their thinking, making
informed and balanced judgements based on reasoned analysis.
will develop enquiry skills to pursue their own interests within a topic
and in other areas of learning.
Progress in History
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