At the Wye Forest Federation, we are always striving to be the best we can be and we aim to create a history curriculum that develops learners’ historical skills, understanding of concepts and knowledge. All these disciplines are carefully blended in planning and teaching, recognising that they are equally important to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum.
We want our children to love History and through our active, diverse curriculum, we strive to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past. Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that they can build on, our History curriculum is organised into a progression model that outlines the skills to be taught in a sequentially coherent way. Chronological Understanding; Historical Understanding; Historical Enquiry, Historical Interpretation & Organisation and Communication are all mapped out to ensure that pupils build on secure prior knowledge.
We believe that teaching History in this way is important in broadening children's horizons, challenging preconceived ideas, developing a sense of belonging with where they live, building independence and developing life skills in order to prepare them for secondary school and beyond.
For further information about our History curriculum, please see the below documents.