History

History

Intent

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.

Implementation

Our young historians are taught and inspired by the high quality teaching of our ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum.  This curriculum is designed for all children to access and is taught through an enquiry based, topic approach where children are given opportunities to use their historical skills to answer the key topic questions.  Our curriculum focuses on learning about, and investigating, specific historical events in depth to ensure that children have a deep knowledge and understanding of these significant events.  Every year groups’ learning builds upon the historical knowledge and skills they have learnt previously.

Impact

We see the impact of our ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum though discussions as a staff, regular assessment of the children’s work and discussions with pupils, listening to pupil voice.  It is our hope that all children in the school will be able to speak confidently about their geography learning, skills and knowledge.

We implement this through the high quality teaching of an ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum which is designed for all children to access. It is taught through an enquiry based, topic approach where children are given opportunities to use their historical skills. Each year group builds upon skills they have learnt previously.

We see the impact of our curriculum though regular assessment of the children’s work and listening to pupil voice.  It is our hope to see that all children in the school will be able to speak confidently about their history learning, skills and knowledge.