Subject Lead: Miss Holly McGowan
At Stanley Park Infants’ School, we believe that a good historian should be able to look at the significance of past events and use evidence to further develop their historical knowledge and thinking. Our history curriculum covers a wide range of topics that are of the most relevance and interest to the children at SPIS, meaning that by the end of their time with us they will have a good historical knowledge of the wider world and of their own personal history.
How we teach History
At SPIS, our aim in the teaching and learning of History is to give our pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding of the world around them. Historical enquiry allows our children to question, interpret, explain and communicate their reasoning as a historian. Each history topic is launched with a 'key question’ – a question where the answer is unknown at the beginning of the unit, but one that the children will be able to answer by the end. This encourages children to raise questions and deepen their understanding. By the end of the unit, through the use of questions and discussions, children will be able to answer their main topic question. As children move through the school, their knowledge grows across different time periods and they build upon and develop their skills from previous years. To support the children with their enquiries, we make links to modern day scenarios that are relevant to our children within the classroom, history lessons are enriched with a range of different resources and artefacts.