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Why is History important?


History is important because it helps pupils to understand and interpret the past, and therefore, the present.

 Through history, pupils develop a deeper cross-cultural awareness and understanding of their own and others’ heritage, through looking at evidence and asking and answering questions.

 In history, we can analyse successes and failures, which, in turn, teaches us to learn from our mistakes.


When is History taught?
History is taught through thematic units. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.


 How is History taught?

 History is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, historical skills, enquiry and fieldwork. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.


 What do we learn about in History?

 We learn about the following*:-

Old Things
Wars (World Wars, Civil Wars)

The Ancient Greeks

The Inuits

Roman Empire and Invasions

Inventors e.g. Thomas Edison

 The Saxons

The Vikings

The Mayans

The Benin

Famous historical figures







Technology e.g. the Internet and World Wide Web
The Moon Landing

The sinking of the Titanic

Significant local history figure / event

Apartheid / Anti-Semitism

Discovery of America / Native Americans



Who do we learn about in History?


We learn about the following individuals*:-


Thomas Edison


Josephine Baker

Thomas Barnardo

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria

Ada Lovelace

Mary Anning

Flora Drummond

Elizabeth Blackwell

Ignatius Sancho

Walt Disney
Mother Teresa
Neil Armstrong

Roman Emperors and rulers



Ragnar Lothbrok

Harold Godwinson

Martin Luther-King

Nelson Mandela

Rosa Parks

Various World Leaders

Tim Berners-Lee

John Logie Baird

Steve Jobs

Carl Linnaeus

Winston Churchill

How do we assess and monitor History?

At LPS, assessment and monitoring of our subjects is used rigorously to gain an accurate understanding of individual children's progression and to identify any barriers for learning. Staff are well trained in assessing continuously throughout a topic, as well as using summative assessments to inform future planning and teaching.   Subject leaders use a range of monitoring techniques to ensure high impact and  quality of teaching in order to ensure all children are making progress. 



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