Being a Historian and a Geographer
Being a Historian and a Geographer at Blackhorse Primary
Being a Champion Historian:
Intent (What we are trying to achieve):
A Champion Historian at Blackhorse learns about the past, from cave dwellers to recent family memories, and uses this knowledge to help them understand how people and communities have shaped the world. Champion Historians use a variety of sources, evidence and artefacts to investigate history for themselves. They know that there are different interpretations of the past and can discuss why these differ.
Implementation (What we are focusing on improving):
This year, historians are going to focus on developing a deep understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. This depth of understanding will support our learners in making connections, identifying contrasts, analysing trends, framing historically valid questions and creating their own accounts of what has happened in the past and why it is relevant to us today.
Impact (How we will know if we've been successful):
Our historians will write about their learning, contribute to displays within the school and engage with focus groups to show the progression of their history knowledge throughout this year. This will support us as staff in evaluating their growth of knowledge and understanding of the subject.
Blackhorse Head Historian: Robyn Wooller (Y5)
Being a Champion Geographer:
Intent (what we aim to achieve):
Champion geographers use geographical vocabulary, tools, and maps to identify and describe natural and human-created systems or features. Using fieldwork, they observe, explore, measure and record features in the landscape, and how humans interact with the world around them. They understand that humans are changing their environment and that we can all now act to create a better, more sustainable world.
Implementation (what we are focusing on this year):
We are developing our Champion Geographers this year with a focus on map work. We aim to develop their skills in using maps, atlases and digital resources to build their knowledge of their locality, the UK and the wider world.
Impact (how we will know if we've been successful):
Our geographers will write about their learning, contribute to displays within the school and engage with focus groups to show the progression in their knowledge of maps.
Head Geographer: Robyn Wooller (Year 5)
Skills for Being a Historian and Geographer