History Intent

Alma Park’s History curriculum begins in EYFS. This foundation in History begins with the children’s understanding of the world by beginning to make sense of their own life-story and their family’s history. Children in EYFS begin this journey using chronology, which is embedded throughout their learning of history as they progress through the school. The National Curriculum provides the skill and knowledge progression foundations that are then built on to provide a purposeful progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. This ensures that the National Curriculum end points are met.

Our pupils are given a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community and as members of a wider global community. Pupils build on their knowledge and skills in different areas of History, such as chronology, historical interpretation and historical enquiry. This ensures they understand how significant events from the past have shaped their world today.

The History curriculum gives pupils life skills to identify the causes and effects of these significant events; the specific elements of the events that show continuity and change; the opportunity to interpret this knowledge from a variety of sources.  Alma Park follows the National Curriculum and ensures progression by teaching specific historical skills through carefully identified themes and key questioning. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School History is delivered in a safe and inspiring environment which nurtures children’s talents, allowing them to thrive so that when they leave Alma Park they are responsible, active citizens. History at Alma Park promotes and encourages sustainability in various ways including: identifying events from the past that have affected their world today and what lessons could be learnt from these to ensure a positive impact on future generations. Diversity is embraced by giving opportunities to study a range of important people and events in history and the impact this has had locally, nationally and globally. Resources and the use of technology are adapted when necessary to ensure SEND and disadvantaged pupils can access all aspects of the same curriculum.

At Alma Park we are always looking for opportunities to develop our curriculum and this involves seeking enrichment activities for our pupils using local community links.


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