At Homefields we have adopted the "Chris Quigley" curriculum based on the principal that children will develop a DEPTH of Learning. The curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced, ensuring that all pupils develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in life.
Therefore the essential characteristics that we follow are:
• An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.
• The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
• The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
• The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
• A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why
people interpret the past in different ways.
• A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments.
• A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.
History at Homefields Primary School is an exciting and interesting subject full of discovery and adventure. We teach children to understand how events and people from the past have influenced our lives today; to investigate these past events and, by doing so, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, critical thinking, interpretation and problem solving.
It is taught in a dynamic and cross-curricular way, with links to ICT, Literacy, Maths, Art and Music to name but a few. History lessons are brought to life through role play, artefacts and resources, investigation, visitors in to school and trips to historical sites and museums.
From uncovering dinosaur bones to a Roman battlefield and on to being evacuated in World War 2, your children will go on a truly exciting adventure through time!
Mrs Harris (History Coordinator)