Our Vision at Corporation Road
At Corporation Road Community Primary School, we want our pupils to have an understanding of the past and how history will shape their future. Underpinning everything that we do are our four themes: Community, Citizenship, Gender & Equality and Legacy & Impact. We stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past, the key events that took place and how this has contributed to our lives today. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Therefore, they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today by investigating past events. In doing so, we deepen our pupils’ enquiry, analysis, interpretation, communication and problem-solving skills.
|Knowledge and Understanding of events, people and changes in the past||Similarities and Differences, Significant Individuals, Local History, Continuity and Change and Cause and Consequence|
|Organisation and Communication||Vocabulary and Recording|
|Historical Enquiry||Historical Questions and Historical Enquiry|
History Progression Map
Our children will understand how they are a part of our local and wider community and how this has changed over time. For example, they will conduct an in-depth study of a local town or city, drawing on a range of research sources to determine how a local place has changed and why. Furthermore, our children will gain an appreciation for how communities within the world have come together and influenced change. They will also be able to compare and contrast livesin communities from a range of time periods, including today.
Gender & Equality
Our children will understand how gender and equality has changed over time, both within the United Kingdom and the wider world. They will understand how these changes have arisen from studying significant individuals, events and movements. Furthermore, they will be able to acknowledge different points of view and understand why these are important in understanding and interpreting history.
Our children will understand how the lives of people in Darlington, the United Kingdom and the wider world have changed over time. Pupils will develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear links within and across periods of time. Our children will gain an appreciation for what life was like as a citizen in different times, be able to compare this to the modern day and other time periods and then suggest how or why changes occurred. Furthermore, they will be able to describe the positive and/or negative impact of a period of history on contemporary society.
Legacy & Impact
Our children will understand how the past has influenced the present day. This includes how key events, discoveries, movements and significant individuals have shaped our lives and the society that we live in. Our children will gain an appreciation for chronology and understand how key events, discoveries, movements and the lives of significant individuals are sequenced through time. Our children will be able to make connections, compare and contrast periods of history in order to determine how human life has evolved.
Early Learning Goal: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
- Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
- Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]
- The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]
- Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
- The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain-Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
- The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
- A local history study (covered in KS1 and UKS2)
- A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: AncientSumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China
- Ancient Greece –a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
- A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history –one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.