Glenfall Community Primary School

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As part of their history curriculum at Glenfall, children are encouraged to develop an interest in the past, to appreciate past achievements and major events – both national and world wide – and to develop an understanding of their own and their family’s history and how values and attitudes may have changed. Pupils are taught the skills necessary for the interpretation of primary and secondary source material, artefacts, maps, visual and auditory aids, books, the countryside, ancient sites, newspapers, records, and documents. Within the framework of a cross curricular approach, we aim to develop an understanding of the nature of cause and consequence, continuity and change, similarity and difference.

To support the teaching of History at Glenfall we use David Weatherly’s History scheme for Years 1- 6. we also are members of the History Association with resources available to support the children’s learning.

Within this detailed and comprehensive learning and teaching programme teachers are provided with everything they require to provide a modern, relevant and intellectually challenging History curriculum which also makes meaningful and rigorous links to other subjects. In providing such connections across the curriculum we recognise that much cross-curricular topic work in primary schools frequently has a History focus.

The Connected History programme for Years 1 – 6  ensures coverage of the subject content of the National Curriculum.

Within each enquiry teachers are provided with:

Clear learning objectives:

  • The context of the investigation together with background subject content knowledge about each topic to ensure that teachers are fully confident to support children in their geographical learning through the enquiry;
  • The key subject vocabulary that will be introduced and/or consolidated during the enquiry;
  • Details of National Curriculum coverage in both History and other subject areas to which the enquiry is connected;
  • Comprehensive learning and teaching activities which are fully explained;
  • Suggested opportunities for assessment during learning activities and at the end of each enquiry;
  • A wealth of wide ranging and multimedia resources to support the historical learning of the children through each enquiry