History is central to the Pye Bank curriculum. We aim to inspire children by bringing to life the stories of the past. We want children to be curious about how the world has changed over time and to develop a deep understanding of challenging and interesting concepts. History at Pye Bank is fun and engaging. This alongside a drive for academic success is leading to excellent progress. Children debate and enquiry, they discuss and explore.
Key concepts have been chosen to ensure our History curriculum is relevant to the children lives. The knowledge they gain helps them to understand the world in which they live.
In Key Stage 1 children will develop an awareness of the past. They will learn about significant individuals who have contributed to the world. Children will also learn about significant historical events within the local area. In Key Stage 1 we will be looking back at changes within living memory such as how shops and homes have changed as well as events beyond living memory such as the Gunpowder plot and The Great Fire of London. The children’s learning is placed within a chronological format.
In Key Stage 2 children will continue to appreciate history in a chronological context. They will work on securing an understanding of British, local and world history. They engage in a range of topics linked to Pre and Ancient History, they consider how their local area changed and developed and they concepts key concepts linked to the movement of people. Children will look at connections and patterns over time and develop a good use of historical terms. There will also be a big focus on different sources and how our knowledge of the past is shaped from them.
Through high-quality history lessons we aim to encourage critical thinking, as well as helping the children to gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.