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

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....

Who lives in a house like this?

Who lives in a house like this?

Children have been asked the question – What makes a house a home? This half term, we are going to be learning how lifestyles have changed since the Medieval period and how routines within Britain have evolved. Firstly, we are going to look at how we live today and...

Toys Through History

Toys Through History

In history we have been looking at how toys have changed over time. This week we invited out parents in to share their childhood memories of the toys they used to play with. We enjoyed looking at all the old toys such as pickup sticks, tiddly winks and a jack in the...

Shakespearean Drama

Shakespearean Drama

Year Five have been rehearsing for the forthcoming Shakespeare festival which is being held on Tuesday 3rd March at the Blackpool Grand Theatre. 14 children are performing in Taming of the Shrew alongside children from eight other schools. The children are all...

Bath Time!

Bath Time!

In History, we have been learning about how the Romans impacted Britain after they invaded the country. We researched what Romans enjoyed doing during their leisure time and found out about Roman Baths. In DT, we then designed and made our own 3D Roman Bath from...

The One Where We Looked At Evolutionary Trees

The One Where We Looked At Evolutionary Trees

What a fun Science lesson we had today!  We learn that before humans evolved, early common ancestors with other mammals walked on all fours, but fossils that have been found tells us that early humans (australopithecines and homo species) ‘evolved’ to walk on two legs...