At Ingram Road Primary School, we will help all children to develop an understanding of time, place, people and events through the effective teaching and learning of the knowledge skills and understanding of history. Our aim is to ignite a curiosity to learn about the past that will help children understand who they are and how their environment and the world has changed over time. We have a Topic based approach and make links to other subjects where appropriate. Our starting point is the National Curriculum and then we adapt our topics by considering the interests and locality of the children. The topics have been carefully selected so that there are opportunities to explore ideas in depth, revisit and expand upon previous learning and make links between subjects. The topics are built around planned practical learning opportunities such as field work, museum visits and workshops that enrich children’s learning further. We take full advantage of our location in Leeds through curriculum topics that explore the richness of Leeds past and present.
Previously learnt vocabulary is recapped and discussed on a on-going, regular basis.
This is the Vocabulary for Autumn term 2022/2023:
Century – 100 years.
Year – 365 days.
Past – Something that has already happened.
Present – Right now!
Future – Something that hasn’t happened yet.
Picture – A drawing, photograph or piece of art.
Photograph – Taken using a camera.
Civilisation: A civilization is a large group of people who share certain advanced ways of living and working.
Evidence: something that gives proof or a reason to believe.
Ancient: belonging to the distant past, especially to the period in history before the end of the Roman Empire.
BCE (before common era) a year before the birth of Jesus Christ.
CE (common era) any year after Year 1.
AD: Refers to a year that comes after the death of Jesus Christ.
Represent: to present a picture, image, or likeness of something
Hieroglyphics: a writing system that uses pictures and symbols instead of letters and words.
Culture – the ides, customs and social behaviour of a society.
Effectiveness - the quality of working well and producing results that were intended.
Excavate – remove earth carefully from (an area) in order to find buried remains.
Legacy – something that is handed down from one period of time to another.
Significance – a decision that modern people make about what is important from our past.
his is the Vocabulary for Spring term 2022/2023:
Source – Something that gives information about an event.
Artefact – An item that is from the past. It can give us information about what life was like then.
LKS2 Geography focus this term
|UKS2 Geography focus this term|
Black History Month is observed every October in Britain. It is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions that Black people have made to British society, whether that be today or historically.
Black History Month provides great opportunities to highlight key moments in Black British history. It is important to celebrate the contributions of everyone to our society and support the multiculturalism and diversity that helps shape our communities.
This year we will focus on local, black, significant individuals. It is important that the children learn about black individuals, but this year our big focus will be on black history in Leeds and Yorkshire.
Knowlege orgnisers act as a planning tool, setting out all of the core, foundational facts that must be learnt to understand and master a particular topic.
We find them a useful assessment tool, as we will refer back to the knowledge organsier throughout the topic.
Pupils will review, revise and quiz themselves using their knowledge organisers.
Here are the current knowledge organisers that we are using in school:
EYFS and KS1 useful links:
KS2 useful links: