Miss Morrod is our subject champion for History here at Lane End, and is part of the 'The World and Words' Curriculum Team. She has a clear vision for this area of the curriculum in our primary school - and wants to make learning in History comes 'alive' so that our children are excited, curious and absorbed in these lessons.
She has thought carefully about the design of the Lane End History curriculum and has built learning themes and topics that are to be taught in each year group that covers all aspects of the National Curriculum and meets the needs of our learners. Miss Morrod wants it to be so irresistibly interesting that it inspires all our children to want to find out more!
Our children will learn a breadth of historical knowledge, acquire geographical vocabulary and understanding, develop and apply their skills as historian each year as they move through school. Miss Morrod believes that our children should develop a deepening understanding of the relationship between the past and present, and how history affects us all still today.
She is supporting all our teachers so that provide growing opportunities for our pupils to develop independent historical enquiry skills – so that they ask their own questions, investigate and generate their own conclusions.
She wants them to experience and ‘feel’ historical events wherever possible – using resources, artefacts, visitors and visit experiences – so that it will help them to build a deeper understanding and connection with the past. She has some exciting plans for whole school immersion days too !
Below is the broad overview of our Lane End History curriculum. Miss Morrod has included a short summary of what the curriculum content each topic or theme covers, and then has highlighted the key objectives the children will work towards in each year group. These key objectives develop the children's knowledge, skills, understanding, and build and progress each year.
There is also an example of a topic 'Guide on a Page'. Here you will see some of the key historical knowledge and vocabulary they will learn and understand through the work they do.