History

Vision

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Through the teachings of Jesus, all can flourish spiritually, emotionally and academically throughout life, living out love and justice for all. Our Christian values of love, justice, compassion, wisdom, forgiveness and friendship underpin the life of the school community and impact on our daily lives. Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School strives to provide the best possible education for our children. We aim for excellence within our happy, secure school where each individual’s achievements are valued and celebrated. By using a holistic approach, we will provide a curriculum that offers a diverse and challenging environment to inspire and motivate every child in our care.

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Intent

At Guilden Sutton Primary School, we aim to provide children with a history curriculum that not only develops their understanding of the past but provides opportunities for them to ask perceptive questions and think critically.  

Through inclusive, quality teaching of our history curriculum, we aim to provide all children with the following:

  • Interesting and creative lessons that develop their knowledge and understanding of the diverse past of Britain and the wider world.

  • A chronological awareness of civilisations and key historical figures and events.

  • The understanding and skills required to be able to use and create historical timelines.

  • An understanding of how the past impacts and influences the present day and their own lives.

  • The ability to analyse historical evidence, thinking carefully about what it tells us and its reliability as a historical source.

  • The skills to compare and contrast different civilisations, events or significant people in history.

  • An ability to ask historically valid questions, using Blooms Taxonomy to develop higher level thinking skills.

  • An awareness of British Values and how they link to our history.

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Implementation

In the Early Years children are encouraged to identify how things in the past might have been different from today. A focus on their significant people establishes an understanding of the past that is meaningful and relevant to them. Opportunities based on the children’s’ own interests play an important part in what aspects of history may also be a focus during the year. In KS1, children develop their understanding of the past through focusing on particular themes, events and significant people. They think about how life in the past was different and the impact of significant people and events on our lives today. The KS2 history curriculum is taught chronologically, to allow children to develop their understanding of the past and be able to compare British history to what was also happening in the wider world. The use of Blooms language to develop their deeper thinking skills is a focus throughout KS2 and allows children to think critically about historical evidence and sources. In line with our other subject areas, ‘Can I’ statements are used to evaluate children’s learning and understanding and as a self-evaluation tool by pupils. Teachers’ marking, timely verbal feedback is used to focus children’s thinking, give them next steps and address misconceptions and this provides continuous assessment and opportunities to progress and improve.

Impact

Our history curriculum ensures that children leave school able to:

  • Demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods.

  • Support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using appropriate and accurate historical evidence and sources.

  • Think critically about the past and a wide range of historical sources.

  • Think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating their own lines of enquiry.

  • Show a passion for history and an enthusiasm for learning, which develops their curiosity about the past.

  • Understand that the past can be interpreted in different ways.

  • A desire to embrace challenging activities and engage in independent research to develop their knowledge and understanding.

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Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School is in a semi-rural location at the heart of the village of Guilden Sutton, on the outskirts of Chester. The school is a lively, happy place where all are treated as individuals within a Christian family atmosphere.
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