To build a History curriculum that develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, enabling children to enquire, research and analyse in History. Our pupils will know more, remember more and understand more. Meriden CE Primary School aims to design a history curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum History Programmes of study. We fulfil the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broad curriculum, promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. Our pupils will be prepared for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in their later lives.
As part of the new National Curriculum the children at Meriden will be taught range of new and exciting topics, enabling them to examine why and how things have changed, to develop their research and enquiry skills and learn about historical facts
In Foundation Stage, the children are taught about immediate history. This is introduced through the ‘All about Me’ topic where the children discuss their own families and how they are different from others.
In Key Stage 1, the children will be taught units of history through artefacts and visual resources, where they can make direct comparisons. Topics include a unit on ‘Toys’ and comparing toys throughout history and how they have changed and developed. The children are also taught the concept of a nation and a nation’s history, through major events such as The Great Fire of London. They will also study significant individuals that have had an impact on British history.
In Key Stage Two, there will be greater emphasis learning about British history chronologically. This begins in Year 3 with the Three Age System; Stone Bronze and Iron ages.
In Year 4, we move on in time to a study on The Romans. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about another civilisation from around the world. Year 6, will focus on the events during World War 2 and study this from different viewpoints, analysing a variety of sources.