The Wenhaston Way


Our aim: 

Taken from the National Curriculum: 

‘A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.’

Timetable expectations -

History is taught as part of a topic that each class focuses on each term. Some history is also taught within other subjects such as geography when there is a strong link to do so. Most topics taught at Wenhaston are history and Geography based. 

Topic lessons are taught in classes in the afternoons and according to each class’ structured weekly timetable.

In every history lesson across the school at Wenhaston you will see: 

Recording and Marking

As per our marking and feedback policy 

Resources needed - 

Cornerstones Curriculum materials,  physical artefacts stored in school 

Subject leaders and class teachers will create a bank of good website links to use for lessons and add these to plans when appropriate.

Vocabulary and terminology progression:

Vocabulary lists for each year group cycle can be found using the following links;

Years 1 & 2  Cycle A 

Years 1 & 2  Cycle B 

Years 3 & 4 Cycle A 

Years 3 & 4 Cycle B 

Years 5 & 6 Cycle A 

Years 5 & 6 Cycle B 

Assessment and monitoring: 

History LIDs are carried out after the term the subject is taught. Children are spoken to and asked questions about what they have learned and enjoyed. 

Children’s books are also looked at by the subject leader and any notes are made and passed on to class teachers. 

Teachers assess children’s understanding and retainment of knowledge during lessons and when work is marked in line with the school policy. 

Updated April 2024