At Blackpool Gateway Academy we regard History as being a very important subject as it is an excellent vehicle for developing the children’s historical knowledge and enquiry skills. The history curriculum at Blackpool Gateway Academy makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history Blackpool has to offer. At Gateway, our expectations are high for every child and our pupils are encouraged to apply both their historical knowledge and skill set in every History lesson. The History curriculum covers a wealth of topics but also ensures that strong enquiry questions and rich historical knowledge is planned into each unit of work.
Due to the pandemic, History has recently been taught through a bespoke, recovery curriculum. Class Teachers have been provided with tailored Medium term plans and resources which have enabled them to cover missed learning in History with a keen focus on strengthening historical knowledge and skills based on chronology.
It is our strong belief that the history curriculum will ensure our children reach the following outcomes by the end of Key Stage Two;
Develop a secure knowledge of all of the school’s carefully selected History topics and can use a timeline to show the order of key civilisations in our history
Confidently use the vocabulary explored in all year groups when exploring contrasts and trends in historical periods
Use a wide range of sources in order to gain an understanding of the past
Use embedded historical skills in order to investigate past civilizations and assess their impact on the world that we live in today.