History Lead - Mrs Lambert

Curriculum Intent

At Etchells our curricular aims are to develop the KNOW, EXPLORE and COMMUNICATE ethos that is embedded throughout our school. History will develop in our children a knowledge and understanding of their past and that of Heald Green, Britain and the wider world. We want our children to be deeply curious about the past and to understand how that connects to their diverse world today. We want them to have a clear understanding of the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence and how they can piece together the past. As they develop historical enquiry skills, we immerse our children a knowledge-rich and enquiry-based curriculum, with memorable historical enrichment days.  We want Etchells’ children to develop a love of history, to ask questions, answer them and understand bias. For example that key periods of history often overlap and cultures/societies in the same periods will have been very diverse and different. We actively teach children to use precise historical vocabulary, empowering them to communicate their historical thinking through hypothesising, explaining, drawing conclusions and critically evaluating. Our children will use a range of appropriate mediums to communicate their historical learning and enthusiasm for the subject often finding links to other subjects such as geography, art, and music and design technology.  

At Foundation Stage children begin to use the language of time and find out about their own past. At Key Stage 1 they focus on important events and personalities involved in shaping our past, and at Key Stage 2 undertake more independent inquiries to answer key questions about British, European and World History. 

We have a corridor - length timeline at Etchells so that key events are appreciated in chronological order - an important element in their understanding.

Having quite a long history at Etchells must help with this role, but I am also a History enthusiast with a particular interest in local history. I make good use of my National Trust membership to visit all the wonderful places of interest we have nearby.



How does the Early Years Curriculum get our pupils ready for the Y1-6 Curriculum?         

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Foundations for History in EYFS


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Primary School

East Avenue, Heald Green, Stockport, SK8 3DL

Telephone | 0161 437 1792

Email | admin@etchells.stockport.sch.uk

Headteacher | Cathy Beddows