At Sale and Davy School, we shape our history curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study life in the past. At Sale and Davys Primary School we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
At Sale and Davys Primary School we maintain strong links to the National Curriculum guidelines to ensure all aspects, knowledge and skills of History are being taught across all year groups. All staff will use plan and assess using whole school progression grids to ensure all lessons are relevant and will help to plan for next steps. Through our teaching, historical artefacts and visits, we will attempt to excite and intrigue our children to find out more about events and people from the past. At Sale and Davys Primary School we develop deep subject knowledge and key skills while differentiating work for all abilities to access the curriculum. We have an ongoing monitoring system that helps staff ensure that all topics and skills are being taught in relevant year groups.