- Kirkby on Bain Primary School

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”.  Theodore Roosevelt.



Intent 

Our taught curriculum is built around our golden threads with real life and school value links. They are crucial in helping our children to know more and remember more but also to make sense of that learning. 

We aim to develop children's experiences and understanding of History, whilst encouraging them to use historical language and key vocabulary. By linking learning to our golden threads and providing a lens to their learning, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past through a range of sources, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider diverse world, and to be able to communicate historically, in a range of ways and confidently using historical vocabulary. We aspire to enable children to work as historians: to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop arguments whilst creating their own perspective and judgement. In doing so the children will be understand how events happened and the effect they have had on our lives today and to also consider how they've shaped the future.

 

Coverage 

Year Group

 

Areas of Study

With enquiry questions

Maple

Following our child led approach whilst linking to the Golden Thread

 

Talking about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society.

 

Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now.

 

Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.

 

Chestnut 1

Following our child led approach whilst linking to the Golden Thread

 

Significant Individuals, Changes in living memory and Events beyond Living Memory.

 

For example: Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale, The Moon Landing.

 

Chestnut 2

Following our child led approach whilst linking to the Golden Thread

 

Significant Individuals, Changes in living memory and Events beyond Living Memory.

 

For example: Mary Anning, Sinking of the Titanic, Schools in the 1950s.

 

Willow 3 & 4

Invasions (The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings) - How did early invasions impact Britain today?

 

Mayan Civilisation - an in-depth study

 

Sir Isaac Newton - a local history study

 

Oak 5

World War I and II -What was the sense of community like during WW1 & WW2? (Links to local history study)

 

Alan Turing - Enigma Code

 

Oak 6

In depth study – Ancient Greece -How has democracy developed since Ancient Greece? (Links to The Suffragettes)

 

Industrial Revolution - How Lincoln was changed through the Industrial Revolution and its impact on Lincoln today.