Scheme of Work Structure
Establish what the children already know from previous themes and introduce three key enquiry questions. Children are given the opportunity to create their own lines of enquiry, with the aim of answering all questions by the end of the theme. Our initial focus is chronology; ensuring pupils understand where their new unit of learning fits in relation to historical periods previously studied.
Throughout the unit of work, pupils acquire new knowledge, skills and experiences as they delve into the past. Each lesson begins with a retrieval activity, designed to revisit previous learning and strengthen the recall of key and sticky knowledge.
The unit of learning finishes with a summary of the period studied. The enquiry questions from the beginning of the theme, including the pupil lines of enquiry, are revisited to ensure these have been answered.