Curriculum Intent (Vision)
Manor Field Junior School aspires to develop children’s curiosity through history, enabling pupils to become confident, creative and independent learners, who can explore knowledge and skills throughout a range of time periods. We believe the study of history encourages the children not only to enjoy learning about the past, but it enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live today. It will equip children to ask perceptive questions, think critically and sort evidence. We aim to provide first-hand experiences with role play, class visits, workshops and visiting experts playing an important part in all our topics.
Implementation of the curriculum
In our curriculum, there is one lead history project a year for each year group. In addition, we enrich our history curriculum throughout the year by making links through some of our other projects and key historical events on the calendar.
Impact of our curriculum
Our aim is for children at Manor Field to:
- Bring the past to life using a variety of sources, workshops and visits;
- Realise how the past can influence and affect our society today;
- Become history detectives, developing a thirst to acquire knowledge.
‘History makes you curious about what might happen in the future, from looking at the past.’
Throughout the years, children will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. They will 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.
History knowledge planners, 2020-2021: