Our History curriculum inspire's our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps our pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. It equips our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
We ensure history projects are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s historical knowledge, skills and subject disciplines. Key aspects and concepts, such as chronology, cause and effect, similarity and difference, significance and hierarchy, are revisited throughout all projects and are developed over time. All projects also develop historical skills based on evidence and historical enquiry. The choice of historical periods follows the guidance set out in the national curriculum, with specific details relating to significant events and individuals chosen to present a rich and diverse account of British and world history. Where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections with other projects, history projects are sequenced accordingly. For example, the project Dynamic Dynasties is taught alongside the art and design project Taotie to give children a better all-round understanding of ancient Chinese arts and culture.
At Mawgan-in-Pydar we have mixed-age classes therefore History is taught through a rolling programme.
Throughout the history scheme, there is complete coverage of all national curriculum programmes of study.