History

History

Intent

At King Street Primary School, it is our intent that teaching of History should provide a coherent knowledge and understanding of the history of the local area, Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

We aim to inspire children’s curiosity, encourage them to ask critical questions and enable them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world, both past and present.

Lessons give children opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children 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.

This will be facilitated not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of primary and secondary sources, visitors, drama and educational visits.

Humanities
Geography and History are the driving force behind many of our class topics. Through both subjects, we hope to develop the children's understanding of the world around them - both past and present. We aim to foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world in which they live and develop a sense of place and appreciation for their cultural heritage.  Our curriculum topics are planned to include raise the profile of chronology and raise the profile of local history - in Spennymoor and further afield in County Durham. Fieldwork skills are a priority and children are given opportunities to put these in to practice through visits and Outdoor Education. Furthermore, these skills are enhanced through the use of digital technology in school through the use on an online mapping system DigiMaps.