History Overview


Our History Co-ordinator is Mrs Julie Kelly

The purpose of History in the national Curriculum is to encourage children to gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire their curiosity to find out about the past and teach them the necessary skills to find and evaluate evidence to answer their questions. This will lead to them to begin making connections and comparisons between events they know about and life in modern times. We place a strong emphasis on learning key subject and topic based vocabulary. To support the children to build their knowledge and apply that knowledge as skills we use the 'Essential Milestones'.

  • To investigate and interpret the past
  • To understand Chronology
  • To build an overview of world history
  • To communicate historically

At Amble Links First School History is an integral part of our topic based approach to delivering the curriculum and will be taught at appropriate points of the year with strong links to other subjects. Some topics we teach such as ‘Vikings’ in Year 4 and ‘Stone Age’ in Year 3 are History focused topics although some aspects of history will also be taught through other topics such as the Year 1 ‘My Island Home’ topic which will focus on the historical figure of Grace Darling.

Click here to view the full National Curriculum Programme of Study that we follow for History.

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