At Stoborough Primary School we aim to provide the children with the skills they need to develop as historians. We aim for children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain and the wider world. Through the teaching of History, we aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past. Children are encouraged to question, reflect, evaluate, think critically, develop perspective and judgement. These progressive skills not only develop the pupils as historians but gives the children the life skills they require for their future selves. Children will develop their cultural capital, they will understand the diversity of societies and relationships between groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. This will prepare the children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in the 21st century.
History Progression Map
The purpose of a Knowledge Organiser is to support your child’s learning. It clearly explains what knowledge your child needs to have by the end of the learning on that particular topic. It also explains the skills that your child will be acquiring. The vocabulary section is extremely important. This is the ‘must have’ vocabulary that we would like your child to be able to understand and use in their speech, understand in their reading which will then and ultimately improve their writing.
You can support your child’s learning using the Knowledge Organiser by;
-Regularly talking and discussing what your child is learning using the knowledge and skills section
-Discuss, model and use the vocabulary that is listed. Evidence shows that a child needs to use a word at least 17 times before it becomes part of their own vocabulary. Talk, talk, talk is so important and can have a real impact on your child’s education and future selves. We encourage every child to have rich vocabulary and by using the words on the organisers this will help to achieve this rich vocabulary diet.