Intent: History Rationale
At Wick we are all historians! We want our learners to love history; we aspire for them to have no limits to their ambitions and hope to enthuse a future generation of Howard Carters, Lucy Worsleys and Indiana Jones - historians, archivists, curators and archaeologists. We want them to embody our core values: we believe that we can all inspire and achieve together in history. The history curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their historical capital. Bringing history alive is important at Wick C E Primary School and we desire our children remember their history lessons in our school, to cherish these memories and embrace the exciting historical opportunities they are presented with!
Implementation: How History is taught at Wick
Each term, each year group in Key Stages 1 and 2 will have a central topic that looks at a key aspect of History or Geography; history topics are therefore taught around three times per year in each class. Classes dedicate at least an hour a week to either history or geography and cross-curricular links are often made. We ensure that children are taught a wide range of historical periods as they progress through the school.
has such a rich history: Year 2 are introduced to the history of the local area; Year 3 learn about Roman Bath and visit Caerleon; Year 5 explore the fabulous Bristolian Victorians; and Year 6 study and debate the role of Bristol in the Slave Trade.
Our History topics lead themselves to a broad and balanced cross-curricular learning experience. For example: Year 3 learners use their DT skills to make moving chariots when learning about Roman Britain; when Year 6 children learn about the Slave Trade they also discuss modern democracy, British Values and human rights. We ensure that children are taught a wide range of historical periods as they progress through the school.
At Wick, we support learners:
Impact: How History is assessed at Wick