LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

Curriculum |

HISTORY

HISTORY CURRICULUM

Understanding the roots of our nation and the broader origins of Western civilisation is covered in detail throughout the school. With our ancient nation’s many millennia of history we are unable to address every era but work to our strengths covering many key periods in detail. Beginning in Key Stage 1, we address the understanding of change through time, how the past is different to the present, before moving onto deeper knowledge and skills throughout Key Stage 2.

KEY STAGE 1 HISTORY (CLICK ON THE DROP-DOWN BARS TO VIEW)

KEY STAGE 1 KEY SKILLS
Key Vocabulary
Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

Time lines
They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Vocabulary and Questioning
They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.

Sources of information
They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

KEY STAGE 2 HISTORY

KEY STAGE 2 KEY SKILLS

Chronology
Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.

Connections and vocabulary
They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.

Questioning
They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.

Applying knowledge
They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

Sources of information
They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

HISTORY TOPICS BY YEAR GROUP