The main aims of our History curriculum at Cronton C.E. are:
To gain a chronological knowledge of Britian's past and that of the wider world.
To develop a knowledge of how the past has had an influence on present life.
To gain a knowledge of the past within the local areas of Cronton, Widnes and Liverpool.
To inspire children's curiosity to know more about the past by developing skills to carry out historical enquiries by asking questions, thinking critically and examining artefacts and evidence.
For our children to be able to discuss significant historical events and people and to be able to compare lifestyles from different eras.
Children will gain a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of historical vocabulary and be able to use it appropriately.
In KS 1 classes study significant people and events and aspects of change over time. In KS2 the curriculum is mapped out broadly chronologically with each KS2 class studying an ancient era as well as a period of British history. Each year group also studies an aspect of local history. In KS1 these link in with local important events and local significant people and in KS2 children learn about the local area starting with the immediate vicinity of our school and village in Y3 with Cronton, and leading out to the city of Liverpool in Y6.
The curriculum has been designed so that there are opportunities for children to revisit prior learning and make links and comparisons across different eras. They will learn about the social and cultural aspects from different time periods as well the importance of faith. They will find out about significant figures, rulers and leaders and discover how conflicts and invasions have shaped and defined eras.
Lessons have been designed to ensure that the children develop vocabulary , knowledge and skills within the history curriculum. Children will find out about the legacy of different eras and events, learning how the past has affected present life.
We have a variety of artefacts and sources to develop and enhance learning. We also have a large scale timeline which allows children to place the period studied into chronological contact.