Here at Kibblesworth Academy, we strongly believe that pupils should know about the past of their country and people to help them understand the present. Through our programme of study the pupils will learn about the UK’s past and people from early man in the Stone-Age right up to the childhood of our grandparents. We also study the history of our local area Kibblesworth and the changes over the years. The pupils also have an opportunity to study the history of other nations. Through our dedicated history lessons pupils learn about the impact of events and people in our country and other countries in the world. This includes the mistakes and successes our ancestors have made. At Kibblesworth Academy our aim is to make historians who are inspired, curious, questioning and to think critically.
Programme of Study
At Kibblesworth Academy we use the ‘Voyagers’ scheme of work as a base to plan from. The scheme breaks each topic into six sections with an overriding focus on the Big Finish at the end. The Big Finish give the pupils an opportunity to showcase their learning over the half term with examples such as creating museum exhibits or an information video. The pupils will take part in at least one dedicated history lesson each week, over a half term. This is alternated each half term with geography. Each year group has been mapped over the six years they will spend at our Academy, so that pupils will have fully experienced the historical chronological narrative of the UK from earliest times until present day by the end of their time here.
At Kibblesworth Academy we assess using the Chris Quigley milestones approach. This allows staff to assess pupils’ understanding in each learning objective with an opportunity for greater depth over time. Assessment is covered over four key objectives:
- To investigate and interpret the past
- To build an overview of world history
- To understand chronology
- To communicate historically
Pupils will be expected to use primary and secondary sources to help create and answer questions, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop their own perspective and judgements. Pupils will also use and create timelines to understanding chronology. They will also use historical words and phrases to show their understanding of historical events, civilisations and people of historical importance.