At Brookmead our intent is that the History curriculum focuses on developing historical reasoning through studies of British Historical events and others worldwide. Learning is about how to be a critical thinker in terms of Historical events.
At Brookmead learning in history is organised through systematic and purposeful historical enquiry, enriched through learning visits and visitors. Our learning requires pupils to ‘think like an historian', therefore historical enquiries help pupils develop historical perspective and competence in using historical evidence and sources.
It is important that children make links to their learning across the curriculum to deepen their knowledge and understanding. Where applicable, our History curriculum is enriched through links with our Geography, English and Art and DT curriculum.
We have stuctured the curriculum to ensure that diversity is golden thread that runs through it.
In key stage 2 we teach History chronologically to aid children's understanding of time periods in History.
Our progression in skills for History is detailed in the document below - please click on this to see the full document and the full progression in skills beyond areas of study.
Commitment & enthusiasm
Caring for others
Confidence & self-belief
Teamwork & cooperation
Honesty & fair play
Encouraging & supporting others
Taking pride in our learning
Being positive & ready to learn
Learners become young 'historians'
Learners will gain the ability to think critically about history
Learners will have a passion for history and from this know that events from history influence the decisions they make in their lives now and in the future
Overview and progression in skills
Find out more about our curriculum:
Early Years Foundation Stage
Key stages 1 & 2