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History at Ellington
At Ellington Primary, we follow Kapow Primary’s History scheme of work. This aims to inspire pupils to be curious and creative thinkers who develop a complex knowledge of local and national history and the history of the wider world. We want pupils to develop the confidence to think critically, ask questions, and be able to explain and analyse historical evidence.
Through our scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of significant events and individuals in global, British and local history and recognise how things have changed over time. History will support children to appreciate the complexity of people’s lives, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups.
Studying History allows children to appreciate the many reasons why people may behave in the way they do, supporting children to develop empathy for others while providing an opportunity to learn from mankind’s past mistakes. Kapow Primary's History scheme aims to support pupils in building their understanding of chronology in each year group, making connections over periods of time and developing a chronologically-secure knowledge of History.
We hope to develop pupils’ understanding of how historians study the past and construct accounts and the skills to carry out their own historical enquiries. In order to prepare pupils for their future learning in History, our scheme aims to introduce them to key substantive concepts including power, invasion, settlement and migration, empire, civilisation, religion, trade, achievements of humankind, society and culture. Kapow Primary’s History scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of Key stage attainment targets in the National curriculum and the aims also align with those set out in the National curriculum.
Curriculum Documents
Below are links to key curriculum documents. 
History S Plan
This is our history S-Plan. It allows children to see their learning journey, from EYFS to Year 6, and to make links between the units studied, knowledge and skills.
Useful Links
Below are links to documents and websites which you might find useful.
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History Curriculum End Points:
Celebrating Ellington
At Ellington Primary School, we are proud of our history. Ellington has a significant history and is a beautiful place to live. We came together as a whole school to celebrate this. All classes took part in activities:
Early Years visited local landmarks to compare and contrast photographs from the past and now and discuss how things have changed. 
Year One looked at what coal mining is and why was it so important to Ellington. Year Two visited the old school in Ellington. They researched how the history of that school and this school has changed over the years. 
Year Three looked at Ellington Colliery and why it was so important to Ellington. They created a collage of The Big E. Year Four put themselves in the shoes of the miners and interviewed our Chair of Governors, Mr Nelson, who worked at the Colliery for over twenty years. They also visited Woodhorn Museum and experienced going down the pit.
Year Five studied The Pitman Painters, creating their own paintings and visiting the gallery at Woodhorn Museum. Year Six focused upon the Miner's Strikes, the short and long term issues the strikes created and the impact on the community of Ellington. They interviews two former miners from Ellington Colliery who worked at the mine during the strikes.