At Charlton Manor we teach a high-quality history education which will help pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The History Curriculum is taught well and imaginatively across both key stages, thus producing a high standard of learning. The cross-curricular links continue with cooking taking place within every topic, well planned and imaginative trips, workshops and lots of opportunities for role play, Art and DT. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Pupils are taught to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Our history curriculum helps pupils 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. We follow the recommendations of the National curriculum, making topic selections that reflect the culturally rich and diverse community of our school. The locality of our School has influenced our topic selection immensely. History knowledge and skills are interwoven and built upon pupil’s prior learning; with repeating themes of causation, change and continuity as well as similarities and differences; exploring our locality and the wider world. We continue to monitor the planning to ensure the teaching of History is effective in each class and teachers are accurately assessing children both summative and formative.

Pupil Voice

'I love learning about History, it makes you realise how much the past has impacted life today.'

'Anglo-Saxons came from the Netherlands or Denmark. They wanted to conquer and rule our country.'

‘The Great Fire of London started when a baker went to bed and forgot about the bread. The fire spread quickly because the houses were made of wood.’

'I liked everything with ‘Kings and Queens’. I liked making some knickers for the Queen, after we read ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. My knickers had my two favourite colours on them.'

Learning in Action

History Collage

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