Developing beliefs and aspirations within a strong community.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

Believe, Belong, Achieve

How does History inspire pupils and develop their aspirations? How does History inform their individual beliefs and ideas? How does History pupils to understand themselves as individuals and as part of a community? How does History enrich the pupil’s ability to learn, understand and apply their knowledge?

Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Tolleshunt D’Arcy Primary Academy, we see History as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. History provides the children with the opportunities to set prior learning in a wider context. Achievement and individuality is celebrated and encouraged to develop their individual beliefs and sense of belonging. 

The History provision is based on the National Curriculum’s expectations. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to gain a deeper understanding of the World and the people around them. As pupils progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of importance of History to daily life. History is assessed through verbal discussion sessions and constructive feedback together with assessed written and other media tasks. There are further opportunities to improve their understanding in areas of particular interest to pupils.

Autumn Spring Summer 
Year 1/2 (A)What is the past? Toys Music through timeSignificant events
Year 1/2 (B)Local history study (Tolleshunt D’Arcy)Houses through timeSignificant People
Year 3/4 (A)The RomansBritish MonarchyAncient Egypt
Year 3/4 (B)Stone Age/Iron AgeVikingsLocal history study (e.g. Maldon)
Year 5/6 (A)Local history study (Colchester)Ancient GreeceEmpires
Year 5/6 (B)TimelinesAnglo SaxonsAztecs/Incas/Mayans