At Brooke Primary Academy, children will:
- develop a well-rounded knowledge of history
- understand the chronology of British history and worldwide civilisations (aren’t planned chronological)
- build on their local historical understanding and how that impacts the community
- think like a historian – critically and analytically
- develop a sense of pride in their locality and its past, through a love of history
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.
- KS2, a 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 past; connections and historical links; differing interpretations of History; and, historical enquiry. Across the year groups, these skills will complement the deliberate development of long-term memory.
By the time pupils leave Brooke Primary Academy our children will be increasingly critical and analytical thinkers, making 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 nationally, internationally and locally.
Our children will develop enquiry skills to pursue their own interests within a topic, developing further questioning. Where applicable, children will have encountered/participated–in 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.