History

 

History

At St. Andrew’s  we hope to use History to help pupils understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies throughout time.  By studying these, children will begin to form their own identity and understand the challenges of their time.

The teaching of History will inspire pupils to want to learn more about the past and should be used as a stimulus for cross curricular learning.  Skills which children should develop when studying History include: asking perceptive questions, thinking critically,  weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement.  All children will be equipped with a chronological narrative of history from the earliest times to the present day.

If parents would like to encourage their child’s development of historical knowledge, there are many free museums in Hull’s Old Town which can be visited.  Also, a trip to a local library can open up a world of History books for your child to enjoy.

Fire of London Display

Fire of London Maths

 

 

 

 

 

At St. Andrew’s, the teaching of history is organised in a number of ways: it can be

integrated as part of a year groups termly topic, taught in a focused history lesson or taught within other subject areas (in particular as part of Literacy, ICT, Art and D.T).

Children are encouraged to record their work in a variety of ways.  The may use a form of writing such as recount, narrative or non chronological reports. They are encouraged to make charts or graphs, produce art work or D.T projects, use ICT or record discussions or songs, participate in role play, acting out events from the past. They may take part in debates, interviews or discussions all based around history topics.

Children are given the opportunity to use a wide range of primary and secondary sources.  These can include books, pictures, paintings, artefacts, maps, ipads or other ICT equipment and oral evidence collected from visitors.  Topic boxes are kept in the research room, these are filled with resources to simulate lessons.

Classes are encouraged to make trips to historical sites and museums to see for themselves primary sources and inspire further interest and learning.

Children’s work in History is often displayed around the school.

Going for Gold!

To be Gold in History:

  • Children need to demonstrate a clear understanding of the past and be able to, at an age-appropriate level.
  • Children need to consider different types of evidence and how these impact on what historians think.
  • Children also need to use and apply maths skills to create chronology in their understanding and compare dates and periods.

    Here are some super examples of gold work from around the school Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4.

History

 

Landing at Gold with Shakespeare.

During their topic of Shakespeare, Year 5 have researched and located the counties and rivers surrounding Shakespeare’s place of birth. They have then provided a map and the grid reference of key places in Shakespeare’s life. So if you’re interested in visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon it is worth checking with the Year 5. They know where to go! Joined up learning included geography, history, English and maths. Brilliant work Year... read more

Problem Solving with History

Children took part in a fun problem solving treasure hunt linked to learning about Roman numerals in an outdoor maths lesson. They worked in teams to find as many answers as they could to the problems... read more

History Day

During our most recent History Day, classes used History across a variety of different subjects to learn about the past. Here are two examples of KS2 Writing work based on their year group’s History topic. read more