The History curriculum at Star helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. It will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History at Star helps 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.
The History curriculum is mapped to ensure progression between year groups. History’s profile is raised in the school during the ‘Human Rights’ theme as well as ‘Global Treasures.’ Through a range of creative and practical activities, we give pupils core knowledge, support them in practising skills and help them develop a deeper understanding of how the world they live in has changed. Evidence of e collected in their Historians book.
We provide children with cross-curricular opportunities such as links to Drama, English and Science.
History based competitions within school (Black History Speeches).
Opportunities for KS1 to further extend their interests through a history club
Make real-life connections through educational visits such as The Tower of London!
Star pupils will learn to be curious and inquisitive about the world around them and where they have come from. Pupils will make natural connections between different eras of study and consider how the events of the past impact on not only their daily lives but the lives of others. Through Quality First teaching, pupils will use their knowledge and understanding of the past to, in turn, understand their present. Pupils will gain a rich insight into the origin of different cultures, increasing cross-cultural awareness and understanding.