Policy: History Policy
Subject Ambassador: Miss K. Hepple
Link Academy Councillor: Mr. J. Anderson
Statement of Intent 2021 – 2022:
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, we ensure our History curriculum develops an understanding of local and British history, its values and the wider world, focusing on an understanding of chronology and knowledge. The children use a range of sources and resources, including visits and visitors, to enable them to become characters from the past, living in that time. Children are encouraged to dig deeper and be inquisitive to find out more, just as a Historian would. We provide them with the opportunities to understand and use abstract historical terms. Themed events, such as Black History month and War week, are important and used to highlight the key events that have happened and how we have changed and adapted for the future based upon what we have learnt. Regular visits to our local historical sites encourage the children to look at our local area and that of the North East and how this has shaped our history.
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Black History Week – This week we have celebrated Black History Week utilising cross curricular links to ensure a deep dive into the life of Marcus Rashford. The children were amazed to find out that Marcus was a famous footballer and also how much he has endeavoured to help children to avoid being hungry.
Our Learning Zone decided to create biographies for the life of Marcus Rashford, which led us to find out he received an MBE off the Queen. Alfie was astonished by this and asked if we could make our own medals. Below is a picture of our display in the main hall showing off our writing and the medals we created. Staff and pupils were moved by the work of Marcus and we hope he understands how grateful we all are to have positive role models that we can aspire to be.
Sapphire Learning Zone
Castles – In History we have investigated the topic of Castles, and why there are so many in the North East. We looked closely at our own castle in Stanhope and learnt about the main features of a castle and what they are used for. The children designed their own 3D castles using different resources from around the Learning Zone. We enjoyed researching castles in the north east and sharing our real-life experiences of visiting them.
Black History Week – During Black History week, we looked at the Notting Hill Carnival. We learnt all about the founder, Claudia Jones and collected and recorded facts about her. We also create some masks to represent what we would like to wear to the Carnival.
Ruby Learning Zone
Emerald Learning Zone
Roman Day – In the Emerald Learning zone we had a brilliant day immersing ourselves in all things Roman. The children baked their own loaf of ‘Roman’ bread and enjoyed it with olive oil, olives and grapes. We then spent time making Roman Swords, Mosaics and leaf crowns. It was a great end to our Roman topic.
Diamond Learning Zone
Ancient Egyptians – The Diamond Learning Zone have been learning about the Egyptians and what life was life in ancient Egypt. The children really enjoyed finding out about Tutankhamun and how he was found. The children used their knowledge to write a newspaper report about this including quotes from Howard Carter.
You can view our archived history information on our website.