Subject Leader: Miss R Arnold
At Milton Primary Academy, we want all of our pupils to have an understanding of the past and of how history will shape their future. We want our pupils to be passionate about history and will inspire them to aspire to be archaeologists, museum curators, research analysts, archivists or palaeontologists. We want our pupils to remember their history learning and embrace the historical opportunities they are presented with.
At Milton Primary Academy we aim to provide a history curriculum that is creative, inclusive, challenging and inspired by the real-world. It inspires future thinkers, innovators and problem solvers in an immersive environment that stimulates curiosity and supports high-quality learning, allowing each and every learner to fulfil their potential.
Our history curriculum is divided into five areas:
It aims to ensure that all pupils:
Our programme of study for history was developed internally and it clearly sets out what will be taught and learnt at each point in the year for all year groups, including a range of famous historians. Although this bespoke programme of study is the 'spine' of our history curriculum, as it sets out the essential knowledge and skills that pupils must be taught and learn, teachers have the autonomy to make their own judgement as to the best way to achieve this and they enrich the content with a range of high-quality resources from a range of different sources.
During the teaching of each curriculum objective, children’s subject knowledge is application of this is assessed using formative evaluation by their class teacher on a lesson-by-lesson basis. Teachers consider the objectives covered during each session and the end-goal that is to be achieved; in doing so, they will then make judgements that are subsequently used to inform future teaching based on the children’s competencies relating to the aspect of history being learnt or explored.
Examples of this type of assessment include:
At the end of each unit of learning, teachers then make a summative judgement relating to each child’s knowledge and understanding of the historical context explored in line with the objectives set out in the National Curriculum. This information is recorded online, allowing leaders to track and monitor the progress and attainment of individuals as they make their way through the school.