At Linton Heights, history is taught through the topic work - see each year group's page for further details. These topics are chosen carefully to engage children and to allow them to develop a range of skills in the following categories: understanding sources of evidence; understanding that different versions of history exist; awareness of connections, contrasts and changes over time; understanding of significance of historical events, people and achievements; chronological knowledge and historical enquiry.
As part of CHET (Chilford Hundred Educational Trust) we are free to be able to move away from the National Curriculum to deliver a high-quality history education which engages the children. Some of the topics the children learn about include: Ancient Egyptians; Anglo-Saxon Britain; Ancient Greeks, The Victorians; The Maya Civilisation; World War Two and The Silk Road.
Our goal at Linton Heights is to inspire a love of history in pupils, to ignite their curiosity to know more about what they have learnt in class and to equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically and weigh up evidence.
In addition to the weekly lessons the children receive, there are lots of cross curricular links to their topic and most year groups have a wide range of enrichment which could include trips, special days, visitors or dramatic productions. For example in Year 5 whilst studying the Victorians, the children have the opportunity to have a Victorian dress up day, do some Victorian cooking, be involved in whole year production of Ebenezer and to visit Waltham Abbey where they learn all about a Victorian Christmas. To help our students gain deeper understanding of the period of history they are studying, teachers will often choose class books pertinent to their topic, for example Street Child in year 5.