My name is Miss Bartlam and I am the History Lead At Fairmeadows. History is a subject that has always fascinated me. I enjoy finding out about the past and learning how things from the past impact our lives today. My main interest in historical periods of time came from my own experiences at Primary School where teachers shared their love, and passion for the subject in an engaging and thought provoking way. I have tried to then share this same interest for history during my lessons and I am passionate about igniting a love for History here at Fairmeadows.
History is taught through a range of exciting topics which provide experiences that will inspire and motivate your child to understand and question the world around them.
Aims and Goals:
We strive to support your child to learn about their locality, Britain’s past and the wider world, and understand how they interlink with each other. We feel that it is important that History is taught discreetly and that we bring History to life in a variety of exciting ways.
History is taught within the unit of Understanding the World within EYFS (Nursery and Reception) where your child is provided with opportunities to explore their own history and develop an understanding of time.
In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 , your child will have a ‘history week’ each half term. This will support your child to engage in topics in depth to achieve a higher level of understanding. Our Curriculum is built from Chris Quigley’s Essentials and his Companions.
The curriculum in KS1 and KS2 provides your child with opportunities to:
Prior to teaching a new topic, the children will complete a pre-quiz to obtain current knowledge and understanding. After a week of teaching the children will then repeat the quiz to assess what they have learnt. Our curriculum is largely focused on repeating topics in greater depth and establishing the information in the long term memory, therefore we also repeat the quiz a few weeks later to see if the children have built on and retained their knowledge.
Additional to this each teacher will take part in, in-the-moment assessment and will take opportunities to differentiate questioning to support your child’s current level of understanding.
Children will have feedback every lesson, so they are aware of how they are achieving in the session. This may be achieved through written marking on Seesaw or verbal discussion with teaching staff. Teachers will collect data three times per year.
Please see below a selection of documents that relate to the teaching of History at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. If you have any questions or require any further information then please contact the school office and I will get in touch.