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Curriculum Links & Learning Outcomes

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These lesson plans and source materials have been produced by the Deptford Ragged School Archive to support learning about local history in Deptford, the Deptford Ragged School and what life was like for Victorian children in Deptford attending the Deptford Ragged School. They have been designed for the KS2 National Curriculum, meeting the following targets and learning aims;



The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • know and understand how the history of people’s lives have shaped Britain

  • understand historical concepts such as, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local and national history; between cultural, economic and social history; and between short and long-term timescales


The outcomes are based on the above national curriculum aims (KS2) to ensure pupils will gain knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:



  • Know that the study of history is concerned with the past in relation to the present

  • Know about the characteristic features of particular periods in the history of British society, i.e. Victorian times in Deptford

  • Know about the ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of children in the Victorian period

  • Know about the social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of the Deptford area during the Victorian era

  • Know the historical terms associated with the Victorian era



  • Be able to enquire into historical issues and their effects on people's lives i.e. children’s lives in Deptford during the Victorian era

  • Be able to ask and answer questions about the past

  • Be able to select and record information relevant to a historical topic  

  • Be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources  

  • Be able to describe and make links between the main events and changes across periods  



  • Understand how some aspects of the past have been represented and interpreted in different ways

  • Understand that historical sources can be different from and contradict one another and that they reflect their context of time, place and viewpoint  

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