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At Glenleigh Park Primary Academy we aim for children to develop an understanding of key concepts within history and explore the past by becoming historians themselves. We have created a rich curriculum, which allows children to build on prior knowledge and foster a love of learning about the past.
By the time children leave Glenleigh Park, they will have built a deep understanding of our key concepts in History, which are leadership; cause and consequence; similarities and differences; civilisation and connections. Each year, the children will revisit these concepts through their different learning journeys.
Children at Glenleigh Park are curious and inquisitive learners and this is fostered by the enquiry-based learning that they experience. Enquiry learning in History is inclusive for all learners and we use a range of pictures, sources and artefacts to allow children to find out about the past for themselves. Enquiry lessons are carefully planned and guided by the class teacher whilst still allowing for the children's own exploration. Through this approach, we encourage curiosity, allowing children to slowly piece together the puzzle of history and the past.
We use a range of assessments to measure the impact of the learning in history. Children complete a pop quiz and a thinking square at the beginning and end of each learning journey. This allows the children to share everything that they have learnt and enables teachers to see the impact and improvements, over time. Children and teachers enjoy seeing the improvement across the learning journey as it shows them how they are developing as historians through their acquisition of knowledge.