History

History

Broadwindsor village community came together on Tuesday 15th March to commemorate The Lost Pilot – a Belgian pilot who fatally crashed his aircraft into the side of Lewesdon Hill in 1942. A memorial was unveiled in his honour in the woodland. Our Year 5/6 pupils read poems they had written, and words were spoken by his great niece, Benjamine, together with a representative from the National Trust and Andrew Frampton, local farmer who uncovered this story whilst isolating with Covid.

At Broadwindsor School it is our intent that all children should work as young Historians to build on their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live now, what it was like in the past and how things have changed.  We will ensure that all our children have the opportunities to ask questions and think about and understand the cause of different events in history. They will apply their historical  knowledge and skills to find, organise, select, analyse and interpret primary and secondary sources of information.

When our Young Historians leave Broadwindsor School our aim is that they have:

  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.
  • The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. 
  • A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways. 
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgments.
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics.