History

Intent  

Our pupils’ History learning journey is aimed at providing them with a broad and balanced view of the History of Britain and other societies and epochs. Throughout their journey, students will develop a well-rounded knowledge of History, with intention to improve every students’ cultural capital, understanding of the world around them and their own heritage – both locally and nationally.  

History at Brooke Primary Academy aims to be ambitious, and motivational – ambitious in our coverage of History and thorough teaching of Historical skills; motivational, through engaging activities, trips and visitors that give all students an opportunities to be captivated by the past, and inspire meaningful questions. Our History curriculum has the intent that our children will:  

  • become increasingly critical and analytical thinkers; 
  • possess a secure chronological understanding of the British Isles and other important periods of History, discovering links and connections in the History they learn to the wider community and locality;  
  • differentiate between sources of information, and how interpretations in History may differ, also drawing on similarities and differences within given time frames and across previously taught History; 
  • investigate historically themed questions and allow them to form their own opinions and interpretation of the past.  

 

Implementation  

The curriculum is led and overseen by the History lead, who undertakes a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. The celebration of good practice will contribute to our ongoing commitment to evolve and improve further. Our Venn partner schools enhance this approach, as we can draw upon a variety of experiences and expertise across the academy. 

The teaching, learning and sequencing of the history curriculum enables and creates 

  • a curriculum designed to ensure coverage and progression in all skills relating to History. 
  • KS1, the development of historical skills, which focus on the world around them and within living memory, before exploring events beyond living memory. This ensures a firm foundation for KS2 history. 
  • KS2a History curriculum set out in chronological order to allow children to reference the previous events in time, and to refer to this prior learning year-on-year and within the year. 

We have developed a progression of skills set out in order to build and develop the pupils’ chronological understanding; their knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the pastconnections and historical links; differing interpretations of Historyand, historical enquiry. Across the year groups, these skills will complement the deliberate development of long-term memory.

Impact  

By the time pupils leave Brooke Primary Academy our children will be increasingly critical and analytical thinkersmaking informed and balanced judgements based on their knowledge of the past. They will be developing an understanding of how historical events have shaped the world that they live in both nationallyinternationally and locally. 

Our children will develop enquiry skills to pursue their own interests within a topicdeveloping further questioning. Where applicable, children will have encountered/participatedin high-quality visits/visitors to further appreciate the impact of History. Children are to retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.   

Further information and resources

  • Long Term plan

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