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History

What makes a good History pupil at Holy Cross?

An awareness of, and interest in, the cultural richness which surrounds them at Holy Cross and a fascination with the diverse world which surrounds them. A strong knowledge and understanding of chronology, knowing the time between their units and where their unit of study fits on a timeline. The ability to research and question the reliability of sources. An understanding of causes and significance.

 

History at Holy Cross

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Our History curriculum inspires pupils’ curiosity, fascination and understanding about the life of people in both Britain and the wider world.

We immerse and engage our pupils into the curriculum by giving them the knowledge and skills to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

We provide an innovative curriculum filled with memorable experiences, both in and out of the classroom to ensure that children enjoy their learning.

Our curriculum has opportunities for pupils to develop historic vocabulary and share good quality texts to enhance history topics.

High quality teaching is appropriately pitched to individuals and develops subject specific vocabulary. 

Children at Holy Cross are given the opportunity to develop a range of history skills: understand chronology, ask historical questions, explain events of the past, compare sources, gather evidence and question events, as well as using historical sources and resources.

We follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National Curriculum objectives and skills ladder. 

Our history curriculum builds cultural capital of all individuals through visits, visitors and curriculum theme days to enhance history topics. 

Succinct assessment based on key milestones supported by the Rising Stars scheme ensures learning is well pitched and matched to individual needs.

Purposeful written and verbal feedback is given to the child to help guide his/her progress.

High quality teaching is appropriately pitched to individuals and develops subject specific vocabulary. 

Children at Holy Cross are given the opportunity to develop a range of history skills: understand chronology, ask historical questions, explain events of the past, compare sources, gather evidence and question events, as well as using historical sources and resources.

We follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National Curriculum objectives and skills ladder. 

Our history curriculum builds cultural capital of all individuals through visits, visitors and curriculum theme days to enhance history topics. 

Succinct assessment based on key milestones supported by the Rising Stars scheme ensures learning is well pitched and matched to individual needs.

Purposeful written and verbal feedback is given to the child to help guide his/her progress.

 

Useful Links

Below are links to some fun History games and links;

CBBC Horrible Histories (https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories)

Horrible Histories Games (http://horrible-histories.co.uk/gory-games)

BBC Bitesize KS1 History (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zkqmhyc)

BBC Bitesize KS2 History (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg)

 

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