At Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, our History curriculum is underpinned by the belief that our history teaching should instil a love of History in all our children. We aim to develop an understanding of British history and that of the wider world. We work to develop an understanding of chronology as well as a knowledge and understanding of how the local area has changed over time. The children are given the opportunity to examine, interpret and evaluate a variety of sources in order to make deductions about the past. They are taught to think and behave as historians and archaeologists.
The children are also encouraged to pose their own historical questions. We investigate how and why the world has changed as well as what we can learn from the past to make the future a better place. British Values are woven into the History curriculum promoting values such as Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Individual Liberty. Themed days, visitors and school visits are used within the History curriculum to develop a deeper understanding of the time periods studied and to inspire the children so that they have a lifelong love of History.
At Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, we use Knowledge Organisers in our foundation subjects, such as History and Geography, to help children to learn the essential knowledge they need for each topic they study. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for long term learning.