Photos in our slide show:
- Year 1 - Topic Banquet day learning about castles. A visit to Colchester Castle to find our more about Colchester's local castle.
- Year 2 - Local history learning walk to Gryme's Dyke looking at Iron Age ditches. A visit to London and Pudding Lane to learn about the Great Fire of London and exploring how the fire spread by setting fire to our own houses.
History: Statement of Intent
Stories & Sources
Purpose of Study:
A high-quality history education provides pupils with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire curiosity and equip children to generate perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.
Who is the Lexden Historian?
The Lexden Historian has a strong understanding of chronology and can confidently make connections across local, British and world history. They can generate critical and historically- valid questions about the past and suggest how to find the answers. They can efficiently and effectively use an increasingly wide range of stories and sources and can weigh, sift, select and organise relevant information. The Lexden Historian has a strong grasp of the correct historical vocabulary and can apply this to communicate historically in a range of ways.
Key elements to our History Curriculum:
- EYFS will focus on their personal history;
- KS1 will gain an understanding of history through the study of significant individuals and will look at changes within living memory and beyond.
- Working forwards chronologically in KS2 from the Stone Age in Y3 to the most recent history in Y6;
- Each year group will carry out a study of local history to ensure an understanding of how changes in history, have an impact on our surroundings.
- A whole school approach based on Lexden’s core values of community, courage and commitment, woven through historical learning to encourage the understanding that history is closely connected to these values;
- Purposeful, engaging learning opportunities to encourage a love of learning about history;
Objectives across all strands revisited and embedded within and across year groups and key stages to ensure that learning expands and builds on prior knowledge.