At Beamont we believe that it is important for children to have a good concept of the significance historical events have had on the world we now occupy. It is our aim that children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world. This includes considering how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world over time. Through our teaching of history, we provide children with a chronological narrative, beginning with the earliest civilisations through to the present day. Through our history teaching children develop their methods of historical enquiry and learn to assess and evaluate concepts including: continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. We encourage children to ask questions and seek answers enabling them to develop their own historically valid accounts. A heavy emphasis is also placed on the development of a rich a broad range of historical vocabulary. Within our wider history curriculum we aim to develop our children’s understadnig of how events throughout time have had a direct impact not only on life in Britain but our local area and communities. Our history curriculum is enhanced further with trips to local museums and historical sites.
At Beamont our coherent and chronological history curriculum enables us develop chilldrens’ development of their historical enquiry skills and build on these throughout the childrens’ time with us. Through our teaching of history, we develop children’s’ skills and understanding of continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. We equip children with the ability to use the concepts to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their analyses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, but through careful consideration, the History curriculum has been revised to address delays and gaps in both knowledge and skills due to remote learning whilst covering new material.
We use the National Curriculum to plan our History curriculum.
History Long Term Plan
Medium Term Plans
Please find the Medium Term Plans for each year group here:
Please note this is version 1 October 2022
Single Updated History MTP- Year 2 - Spring Term - significant individuals 2 Explorers Ibn Battuta
Please note this is version 1 October 2021