At The Milford Academy, we believe that it is our responsibility to pass on powerful knowledge to our children. Thus, we aim to deliver a curriculum that helps pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of both Britain and the wider world. We also aim to foster a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
At The Milford Academy we aim to ensure that:
- All pupils have historical understanding of their country with a coherent and chronological historical narrative.
- All pupils have an understanding of how their lives, in Britain, have been influenced by the wider world.
- All pupils acquire a bank of useful historical vocabulary that they can apply to a variety of contexts.
- Throughout our history curriculum, children will be able to discuss and understand the historical concepts of change, similarities/differences and to be able to make connections between the time periods they have covered and their own experiences in present. As part of their learning, children will make connections within and between the topics based on changes to everyday life and the impact, both positive and negative, of invasions on British culture.
- At least one of the history topics, over the two topic cycles, is linked with a trip to expand pupils’ experiences.
- Our History curriculum is progressively more challenging from Years 1 through 6 both in terms of the complexity of the subject knowledge we want our pupils to acquire and also the critical thinking skills we support them to utilise to ensure they understand the significance of that knowledge.
- Our History curriculum is inclusive in terms of delivering the same curriculum to all of our pupils irrespective of specific learning needs or disabilities and differentiating where necessary through, for example, in class support, providing different learning environments, alternative learning activities and assessment outcomes.