This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our Ivybridge Curriculum.
Ivybridge parents are also given termly planners outlining the learning opportunities provided in each year group every term.
Detailed knowledge organisers are also available on request.
At Ivybridge all children have the opportunity to develop their understanding of their place in the world and as a school, we promote their curiosity and fascination to become active learners with a passion for history. At Ivybridge, staff help children develop to a sense of who they are locally, nationally and globally in the world. Our children become well-rounded and successful historians, informed by the national curriculum and exposed to planned and differentiated lessons, taught with a clear history objective. Our children develop a knowledge of chronology within which they can organise their understanding of the past, ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop perspective and judgement.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Show progression across key stages, recognising History as an enquiry with a focus on skills and deepening knowledge and understanding, supported by robust assessment
- Use enquiry, inference, have the ability to use high-order vocabulary, questioning, curiosity and communication
- Have a secure knowledge of people, events and periods throughout history and be able to place these chronologically.
At Ivybridge Primary School:
Children learn about events and people from history through ‘creative learning journeys’ and make cross-curricular links. Periods, people and events taught include; comparison studies, kings and queens, The Great Fire of London, The Moon Landing, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ancient Egypt, The Stone Age, Ancient Greece, Romans, Ancient Baghdad, Vikings, WW1, WW2 and Charles Darwin.
By the end of key stage 2, children will have been given the opportunity to attend trips and learn from visitors to the school, which will have further developed their Historical Knowledge.
It is intended that when children leave Ivybridge Primary school, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore periods of time. They will demonstrate knowledge and skills when researching events, people and dates of historical significance. Children will be engaged and prepared to continue historical learning at secondary school.