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History

  • Intent

    Our History curriculum is designed to instil all of our children with a love of History. We aim to deliver high-quality History lessons which inspire and stimulate our children’s interest and support them in their understanding of the past. We have developed a personalised curriculum which meets the needs of our community, whilst still fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum for History. At Dersingham, the personalisation of our History curriculum is essential as it helps our pupils to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based of their historical heritage. Thus, they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain. By considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today.

  • Implement

    At Dersingham, History is taught in blocks through the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. By the end of Year 6, children will have gained a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. To maintain the high standards of teaching and learning, we have designed a set of key concepts which support the progressive development of our pupils and allows them to build upon their skills and knowledge. All learning is threaded through these key concepts and support our pupils with making meaningful links within and across topics. Our children develop their enquiry skills through the use of artefacts and other historical sources and well thought out lines of enquiry are planned into each unit. Pupils are encouraged to devise their own historically valid questions and to critique the validity of the sources they come across.

  • Impact

    We strive for all pupils to achieve their maximum potential, by having high expectations and standards in all History lessons. We measure the impact of History lessons through book scrutiny, learning walks and pupil voice surveys. By the end of KS2, our children are independent historians who can use a wide range of primary and secondary sources to create a historically accurate narrative of the past.

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