History

‘People without knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’

– Martin Garvey

At Boundary we believe that a high-quality history education will help pupils gain sound knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past by equipping them to: investigate and interpret the past, build an overview of world history, understand chronology and communicate historically.

During History lessons pupils learn to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change over time, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Local history is also important to us and each year we celebrate the rich history of Blackpool during our Heritage Day.

For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of History at Boundary, please click the boxes below.

Intent

Learner’s should develop:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods.
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
Implementation
  • Emphasis is placed on investigative learning opportunities to help children gain a coherent knowledge of understanding of each unit of work covered throughout the school.
  • Each year group is taught 3 blocks of history within their academic year.
  • Pupils study people’s lives and lifestyles through time, drawing on the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
  • The rich local history is fully utilised within the curriculum.
  • Teaching is in line with the National Curriculum expectations using schemes of work from The National Historical Association and Key Stage History.
Impact
  • Pupils develop enquiry skills, think critically, analyse evidence and develop evaluation skills when using various types of historical sources.
  • Pupils use their learning from previous years to compare people’s lives from various societies and points in history.
  • Children enjoy learning about the history of their local town.
  • Children can talk confidently about the lives of people from various time periods.
  • Children to be able to identify the chronological order of various time periods.
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Intent, Impact and Implementation in Full

Boundary are proud to have achieved the Historic England ‘Heritage Schools’ Award for embedding Local History into our school curriculum.

 

History Curriculum At a Glance

VE Day Home Learning

VE Day Home Learning

Children in Year 4 create some fabulous bunting, flags and cakes to celebrate VE Day on May the 8th. The children produced other pieces of work including fact files about Winston Churchill and sketches of soldiers.

75th VE Day Celebrations

75th VE Day Celebrations

To help understand and celebrate the 75th VE Day, every class was set a home learning task. First, they learnt about the first VE Day and how people celebrated the end of The Second World War. Each year group were then encouraged to complete various tasks, including...

Year 2 VE Day Celebrations

Year 2 VE Day Celebrations

Year 2 had a brilliant day celebrating VE Day at home with their families. Throughout the week they created some lovely posters, union jack bunting, decorated paper party hats and made some delicious looking cakes and biscuits. They didn't let the lock down stop them...

Roman Soldiers and the Colossal Coliseum

Roman Soldiers and the Colossal Coliseum

In our online History and English lessons Year 4 been learning about Roman Soldiers and the Coliseum in Rome. The children have been researching soldiers daily lives and what they had to wear. They have also been researching  and writing about the Coliseum in Rome....

Researching the past!

Researching the past!

In our history, we have been using Chromebooks to research about houses and lifestyles and how they have changed since 1066. The children have focussed on four periods of time, Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians and Victorians and answered questions from different areas....