The history curriculum is designed to ensure appropriate diversity in the significant figures that children learn about.
At Bromet Primary School we thoroughly enjoy and engage well in our history topics, through a range of mediums with the aim to encourage inquisitive learners and inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. At Bromet, we believe “a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world” (National Curriculum).
We cover various topics, from learning our personal and family history to the Victorians and so on. This is necessary, as history helps to develop the understanding of “process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups” (National Curriculum). We also promote history through the use of our class blogs, to showcase and celebrate our learning. Most importantly, we provide relevant cross-curricular links with the core and foundation subjects, as it is important to widen the children’s learning to develop essential enquiry skills. Our home learning in KS2 often consists of projects, allowing family members to contribute to their child’s learning.
We believe that the implementation of successful history teaching is essential to inspire a love of learning and encourage a diverse understanding of different cultures and heritage. Lessons between year groups and within each class are progressive, meaning that over time children deepen their understanding of local history and that of the wider world. Research and the use of historical enquiry develops inquisitive learners who take on the role of historians and critically evaluate their findings.
The following images reflect just some of our history learning!
We focus a lot on pupil voice and provide the children the opportunity to express their ideas and understanding.
"History is about the past and learning about important people, like Florence Nightingale. I enjoy learning about famous people and looking at pictures from a long time ago." (Year 2 pupil)
"I love learning about the past and finding out about things that were different - like laws. I really like history trips as well!" (Year 4 pupil)
“I like history because you learn about all of the different cultures and their past. I also like that you learn all about how people learnt in the past, and how different the learning system is now.” (Year 6 pupil)