Our history curriculum at Wimboldsley develops ‘layers’ of historical knowledge, which children can draw upon to make sense of more complex ideas, and to construct their own historical arguments and accounts. They develop an understanding across four main threads; Settlement and Invasion, Societal Change, Empires and the History of our Locality.
We aim to build children’s skills in chronology, continuation and change, cause and consequence, the use of sources and concluding their findings - building on these skills progressively.
I have been working at Wimboldsley Community Primary School for a year and, during this time, I have led the subject of history, of which I have huge enthusiasm and passion. As a federated school with William Stockton Primary School, I have networking opportunities with Mr Phelan who has a history degree and a wealth of knowledge around the subject.
As History lead, I have the pleasure of visiting classrooms to see history in action, and I have the opportunity to speak to the children about exciting experiences and learning opportunities that are delivered across the school. I am available to offer supportive discussions with the teaching staff to discuss any areas of support which need addressing and I have regular discussions with our headship team on how the teaching and learning of history can be developed.
Our history curriculum is clearly mapped across each year group to ensure progression of skills, whilst delivering knowledge that is built upon from previous learning. Clear and concise end Points are planned carefully in order for the children to become capable and enthusiastic historians.