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Our History Curriculum Book

by Clare Walsh


Mount Carmel
Catholic School
Our History Curriculum
The Power of Learning through History
'I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.'
Mark 10:10
Mount Carmel Values

Our aim is for every child to leave here an Ambassador of Christ.
Our values are deeply rooted in the high expectations that we have of each child in the school. Our Values permeate across the school through children's learning, friendships, behaviour and leadership.
Our values come from the Church.

C - consideration
H - helpfulness
U - unity
R - respect
C - commitment
H - honesty
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Our British Values

Our children learn about our British Values through 5 areas. These are discussed at whole school liturgies and during lunch times. We are committed to serving our community, with the strong belief that we are one school for all.
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Our Power Values

Our aim is for every child to leave with the power to make a positive change in the world. Through our subjects there are five themes that we believe are integral with teaching children how to become powerful adults.

We ensure that these themes run through our subjects. Children learn about 5 areas of power - Education, Religion, Resources, People and Legacy.
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Our aim for your child by the time they leave Mount Carmel in History:-

To ensure that your child

continues to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.

They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
The Power of Learning
How Key Concepts is taught across EYFS and KS1
For children to look at familiar situations in the past, such as homes, schools and transport. Through stories, artefacts, accounts and pictures, children will start to develop their understanding of past and present.
Children will be able to learn
what a coast is and the connection with beaches. They will be able to look at
different beaches in the UK and where they are situated. They will look at
beaches from the past and compare to today.
For children to look and learn about the
different types of explorers, like Roald Amundsen,
Ibn Battuta and Sunita Williams.

will look how equipment has changed over the years to help explorers. The children will learn about the
lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national
and international achievements, some of whom should be used to compare aspects
of life in different periods.
The Power of Learning
How Key Individuals are taught across EYFS and KS1
For children to be able to name and describe people who are familiar to them. Children to learn about a range of cultures and times in story telling.
For children to talk about members of
their immediate family and community.

complete a timeline of their life so far.

They can comment on images of familiar
situations in the past. To know about an event in their life. Looking for similarities with other
family members, especially their grandparents.

They see themselves as a valuable
For children to understand the timeline
for London burning. To look at different events that occurred during that time.
Collecting evidence through pictures and
drawings to help them have an honest view of the story.To know the cause
and effect of the fire. To know what role Samuel Pepys had during this part of
history and not look at a bias view.
The Power of Learning
How Key Events are taught across EYFS and KS1.
Children will have opportunities to organise events using basic chronology, recognising that things happened before they were born.
Children will learn about popular toys
through the 20th century and the early 21st century. Children will think about
their favourite toy from today before moving on to look at toys which were popular when their parents and grandparents were children.
The children will develop a range of historical skills such as:
asking and answering questions, identifying and interpreting different sources and recognising change and exploring how this influences them today.
For children to look at William Caxton and what did he do for books, that helps us today.
For children to look at a timeline of
space travel. To look at where we started and where we are now.
For children to know how important it is that we explore space. They will look
at Apollo 11 and compare it to the most recent space mission to look at how
technology has advanced over time. The children will look and compare the space
journeys of Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. They will look at evidence from their
space adventures and compare their differences.