Here at Landulph School, we pride ourselves on our History provision; developing a passion for learning about the past with an enthusiastic engagement in learning across all year groups. Our pupils will explore the past, developing their own historical curiosity and understanding of why the past can be interpreted in different ways whilst developing their own questions regarding key people and events from significant periods of time.
Our children enjoy learning about a range of periods throughout history whilst gaining an understanding of a variety of historical concepts and processes. They will learn to challenge their own and other’s views and preconceptions through appropriate and accurate historical enquiry; use a range of sources to develop their own critical understanding and immerse themselves within History through quality teaching, trips, visits and themed days. Our curriculum will encourage children to explore topics and themes through methods such as thoughtful discussion, questioning and analysis. As a result of this, pupils at Landulph School will leave with the skills to understand the complexity of people’s lives and identify themes and patterns through history as well as linking these to the challenges of their time.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and to achieve their very best.
History at Landulph is taught in blocks throughout the year so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study; ensuring that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion. Cross curricular links in History are specifically planned for with strong links between History and English identified, planned for and utilised. The history of our local area is used extensively to achieve the desired outcomes with ample opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded into practise. School trips and in-class historical-immersion days are provided to give first-hand experiences which enhance children's understanding of history and it’s impact on the world we now live in.
Outcomes in topic books evidence a broad and balanced History curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. Children reflect on their successes within lessons and are actively encouraged to develop their curiosities independently outside of the classroom, developing them into life-long learners. Emphasis is placed on analytical and critical thinking and questioning which encourages pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past as well as the history of the wider world.
The Curriculum Leader for History is: