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.

Guidance and Support for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Guidance and Support for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Guidance and support for key stage 1 and key stage 2

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you will have:

  • developed your understanding of the non-statutory guidance and support in planning, teaching and assessing the history curriculum;
  • considered how to develop the QCA schemes of work in planning history study units;
  • considered the value of other guidance and information such as that provided by Ofsted and Teachers TV;
  • developed your awareness of the influence of initiatives such as Every Child Matters on the teaching of history;
  • notes and examples in the National Curriculum for history.

Professional Standards for QTS

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

Q14: Have a secure knowledge and understanding of ...

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