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History teaches us about our so that we can understand how we arrived at our and decide what we should plan for the
The National Curriculum for History states that by the end of Key Stage 2, pupil’s should be taught about (the topics chosen for Arno Vale are highlighted):
The scope of what is covered in Arno Vale matches with the expectations of the National Curriculum. By the end of year 6, children should have a sense of
Children will have one unit of History every term and so will have three units a year. Previous learning will be covered during Practice times so previous learning will be consolidated and able to be built upon in subsequent lessons.
There is a structured building and assimilation of vocabulary which is be repeatedly visited and practised. This is done through the provision of a vocabulary list so that there can be a pre teach of words that will be coming up in subsequent lessons, as well as the revisiting of vocabulary during Practice time.
Teacher’s planning will be supplemented by resources kept in the school and a school wide subscription to the Historical Association.
By the time that children leave Arno Vale, they will have covered the National Curriculum, and the rigour and scope of what they have learned will give them an informed sense of British History as well as world history. They will have practised various skills which are specific to the discipline of historical enquiry.
The careful building of vocabulary, in turn will improve reading across all subjects. Teachers use ongoing formative assessment to identify gaps and misconceptions in order to inform their planning. Teachers then use their professional judgements to make overall judgements taking account of all available evidence.