I developed a fascination about the way people lived in the past at a young age, thanks to a fabulous teacher at primary school who ignited my curiosity. My aim is for the children at Colwall to feel inspired to investigate the past in the same way that I did. History is one of my favourite subjects to teach. The joy in history is not memorising a date or a name. Rather, the most fascinating part of history is an exploration of how and why things occurred in the way they did. History plays a huge part in preparing our children with skills that they can use for life; it inspires their curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world. The way that our children’s faces light up when history ‘comes alive’ for them; whether that be due to an interesting visitor, a fascinating artefact or through an enrichment topic day is an absolute pleasure to see and something I will never tire of!
At Colwall, in addition to the National Curriculum, we have three main aims for all children in this subject. These aims have been identified by the teaching staff as the three things that we feel we should offer children to prepare them for life beyond Colwall. These aims are our ‘intent’, the ‘implementation’ is how we aim to cover these aims and the ‘impact’ are key questions that we hope will demonstrate how the children have met the intention.
We have designed the Curriculum Learning Journey that the children will take during their time at Colwall. This shows you the content, knowledge and skills offered to each child in each school year. Over their time at Colwall, children will explore a range of learning opportunities in addition to those identified on here.