Teaching of History
We believe that a well rounded History curriculum will allow children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We have carefully designed our History curriculum so that children gain this knowledge as they progress through the school.
At Coombe Hill Junior School, our History curriculum is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the past. We are determined that alongside historical knowledge there will be a high focus on the development of specific historical skills through discrete History lessons to ensure children know more and remember more.
Within our curriculum, there is a strong emphasis on developing children’s other skills such as understanding of chronology, making links between prior and current learning, interpretations of evidence and changes within a time and across time periods.
At the beginning of each new history topic, teachers refer to historical timelines to develop children’s understanding of chronology. As the children progress throughout the school, children also build on their enquiry skills as their ability to question, assess and evaluate historical sources.
We use our unique setting and extensive grounds, which include woodlands and an amphitheatre, where appropriate to engage and inspire children’s learning in all areas. Children are taught History in a fun and engaging manner, making the knowledge they gain memorable and ‘sticky’.
Our creative and engaging history curriculum will lead to pupils being enthusiastic historians with a passion for learning about the past. Pupils will also have a strong chronological understanding of historical events, making connections between their influence on the past and their potential influence on future events.