Robert Heinlein “A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."
At Ivy Bank, history learning provides our children with the knowledge of the past and how it can influence the lives and actions of many going forward. Each event and story are stapled in time waiting to be uncovered and explored. There is still so much to learn from the past and at Ivy Bank, children will dive deep into the heroics, tragedies, advancements, and civilisations from the past. The children at Ivy Bank will explore, record, and decipher sources of information and take their own stance on certain areas of history as they quest for the truth.
History helps to develop inference and oracy in the classroom as children explore the different eras. Children will have the opportunity to build on their prior learning, children will be bridging back to previous knowledge and bridging forward to the end points in their learning. Throughout the children’s learning journey, history will ‘equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.’ (National curriculum). Ivy Bank's systematic history curriculum aims to ‘guided pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.’ (National curriculum).
Our curriculum plan is available below.