At Greasbrough Primary School we believe that history is an important part of a child’s learning and we strive to inspire a curiosity within our children with the intentions of this lasting a lifetime. We aim to develop an understanding of British history, local history and that of the wider world. Our curriculum begins with our own starting points before reflecting on events of the past and how they’ve influenced the modern world. Our topics are designed to ensure that children are able to use questioning to receive the complex, deeper understanding of the history they are learning. Through this, we encourage children to generate their own topic ‘Big Question’ which allows them to be accountable for their own learning pathway. We believe that this is highly important in ensuring children retain the depth of knowledge they need. They are taught to think and behave as historians and archaeologists.
Our history curriculum is mapped out in a scheme of work that ensures coverage of the four key strands across year groups 1-6. This is linked to key topics and themes covered in a two year cycle across the academy. Children thoroughly enjoy studying local history topics such as Steel City/Coal before moving onto studies such as The Great Fire of London, The Perilous Plague and Vikings. Children are taught through a cross-curricular approach which can be evidence in our Knowledge Organisers and Topic Webs. We firmly believe that through this approach children learn and remember more and are able to transfer their knowledge to other areas of the curriculum.
Displays through school showcase the many talented historians we have in school and the opportunities they receive across the curriculum.