The intent of our history curriculum is to deliver the aims of the National Curriculum in a way that creates curious, independent and reflective historians. Bramshall Meadows historians will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Bramshall Meadows historians will be curious enough to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. A sequential and cumulative curriculum allows pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
History is carefully planned and structured around the above key principles so that a coherent curriculum is delivered by enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers. Planning is sequenced and is always driven by using a key question.
We believe it is vital that substantive knowledge is embedded and recapped every lesson. We do this through quizzes, pictures, questioning and retrieval. This ensures the children have understood and remembered previous lessons and information taught and made links with prior learning.
Our curriculum enables children to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. The children will be given a variety of experiences both in and out of the classroom and the local area. We will create memorable learning opportunities for all children to further support and develop their understanding.
As historians, the children will be discerning and critical thinkers, enabled to establish whether sources are reliable and where to find them. Inspired to continue to learn more about the past and be ready for their next step in their historical education. They will be enlightened by what has come before them and aware that we all play our part in History.
Overview - History (1mb, pdf)