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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

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Understanding the World - Early Years Reception

History -Key Stage 1

What we aim to achieve through our History Curriculum, the schemes we follow and why...

* For all learners we aim to create interest, enjoyment and engagement in learning about History. 

* Children who can engage in a process of enquiry based learning.

* We aim to develop the skills such as comparing and evaluating historical evidence that the children can take forward in to Key Stage 2.

* The National curriculum aims and objectives are followed, BFIS curriculum map  

* Children’s interest and high engagement.

* Practical activities relevant to children’s interests.

* Development of historical skills- identification of evidence, evaluation of evidence and historical vocabulary.

How our History Curriculum is delivered...

* Topic themed and cross curricular 

*Mantle of the expert

* Blocks of topic work across a term.

What difference is our History Curriculum making?  What assessments we use? How we track progress...

Progress is tracked using Target Tracker, book looks and pupil voice.

Ways We Celebrate History...

* Trip to the Braintree Museum

* Class assemblies

How our History Curriculum meets the needs of all Learners...

* Practical activities to interest and motivate. 

* Clear expectations for what children will record ie. Number of sentences, photos, scribing.

* Pre-teaching of vocabulary.

* Extended questioning, research challenges.