Norton-in-Hales

  1. Curriculum
  2. History

History

History at Norton in Hales was given a huge boost when we decided to make use of our outdoor wall space. The giant time line features many world events up to the present day. Our time line also reflects the diversity of a range of cultural backgrounds across the world at different periods of time. We are proud to learn the historical importance of our own school during the second world war, where Norton in Hales hosted 55 evacuee children from Manchester. 

Overarching principles about the learning of History

 

Through the programmes of study children will be taught the following:

 

 Substantive Knowledge- this refers specifically to knowledge of the past it includes:

 

  • Topic knowledge- for pupils to engage meaningfully with the past, they need the knowledge of the period, place, society that they are learning about.

 

  • Chronological knowledge- pupils need to develop a secure overview of the main developments and periods in order to make sense of their knowledge.

 

  • Knowledge of substantive concepts- these are concepts listed in the table below.

 

Civilisation

Empire

Monarchy

King/Queen

Kingdom

Invasion

Raiders

 

Settlement

 

Resistance

Migration

Parliament

Justice/law/punishment

Democracy

 

 

Transportation

 

Conflict

 

Agriculture

 

Trade

 

Religion


Disciplinary Knowledge- this refers to how historians construct knowledge about the past.

 

Children will learn how historians study the past, using sources of evidence to explain why events happened and the effect this had on that period of the time including the following:

  • letters  
  • diaries  
  • speeches  
  • photographs  
  • stories  
  • artefacts

 

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