At Glemsford Primary Academy we have received support from Unity Schools Partnership’s Primary Adviser, Alex Bedford, to design our own Knowledge Organisers to deliver an in-depth and varied curriculum throughout the school. Knowledge organisers provide children with important knowledge and the understanding of key words within the subjects of science, geography and history.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales
Please view the attached Curriculum Maps to gain further insight into the National Curriculum Expectations and topics taught throughout the academic year in this subject.