This book introduces trainees and newly qualified teachers to the teaching of history in primary schools, and covers key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Contents include planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, as well as a range of practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes. Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.

Contexts for Out-of-School Learning in History

Contexts for Out-of-School Learning in History

Contexts for out-of-school learning in history

Chapter objectives

By the end of this chapter you will have:

  • considered a broad view of what constitutes out-of-school learning, to include school visits and incidental learning at home and homework;
  • been introduced to a rationale for out-of-school learning;
  • considered the organisation of out-of-school learning, including safety, risk assessment and liaising with other professionals;
  • considered the wide range of contexts and opportunities for out-of-school learning;
  • thought about catering for children with SEN and EAL on field trips and visits;
  • been introduced to the idea of extended schools;
  • thought about planning homework based on history;
  • considered the variety of incidental experiences from which children learn about history.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter will support you as you work towards evidencing attainment against the following Standards:

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