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.

Planning for Progression and Opportunities for the Development of Key Skills

Planning for Progression and Opportunities for the Development of Key Skills

Planning for progression and opportunities for the development of key skills

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you will have:

  • acquired an understanding of short-, medium- and long-term planning in history;
  • considered ways of planning for progression in children's learning in history;
  • explored how key concepts and skills can be developed within a well-planned sequence of history lessons.

Professional Standards for QTS

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

Q22: Plan for progression across the age and ability range, designing effective learning sequences within lessons and across series of lessons …

Levels of Planning

Three levels of planning take place in schools: long-, medium- and short-term planning. Long-term planning covers the work of the ...

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