At Macaulay Primary Academy history is taught through a range of Big Question topics, this allows for children to make links between other areas of the curriculum using their knowledge and skills. Children are taught to make links between the history that they have learnt about previously and draw upon their prior learning to develop new skills and build knowledge. The curriculum has been designed carefully to allow opportunities for this. For example in Year 5 children will carry out a local study of how WW2 affected Grimsby before learning about the national and international picture in Year 6.
Through history lessons children will build excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past. At Macaulay, community links are an integral part of our curriculum, therefore every year children will take part in a local study to investigate life in Grimsby and Cleethorpes from the past and how this compares to their lives now.
Using oracy skills we want children to have the ability to think critically about history and communicate their ideas confidently and articulately to a range of audiences through presentation and debate.
We want all children to develop a sense of curiosity about the past and to be immersed within their learning. We therefore enrich our curriculum with high quality resources, visits and visitors.