The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our HISTORY curriculum:
Our Approach (Intent):
At Springfield, our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to know more about the people that came before them. We aim to enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We believe that studying history improves our decision making and judgment. History also teaches us how to learn from the mistakes of others. History helps us understand change and societal development. Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
History lessons focus on developing historical skills and children working as historians. We intend for our children to have real life experiences and learn about history in an active and creative way. Links to Geography and other subject areas are also explored. The planning of learning always begins with the skills and knowledge that needs to be taught and enrichment opportunities and opportunities to apply learning are carefully mapped.
Where can you see the impact of our History curriculum?
The History knowledge
we want our children to learn: