The subject of History centres on exploring and researching the actions of people and events in the past, which enriches children’s natural curiosity. It also enhances and supports their learning in other areas of the curriculum, such as Maths and Geography. At Broad Oak, knowledge and understanding will be developed through the relevant teaching of the following key skills: chronology; events, people and changes; interpretation; enquiry; and communication. We aim to provide our pupils with the tools to appreciate the world that has gone before them and to develop their own ideas, beliefs and values.
To see what each class is studying in History this term, please click on the relevant topic letters within the “Children” section.
The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our History Curriculum
At Penwortham Broad Oak, we aim for a high-quality history curriculum which inspires our children’s curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Our teaching equips our children with knowledge about the history of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry; understand the process of change and be able to ask and answer perceptive and meaningful questions.
We want our children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits whenever possible.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in history, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Teachers have the autonomy to decide how they deliver historical concepts and there is a visual timeline displayed in every classroom so that the chronology gives coherence to the children. We use creative and engaging ideas to inspire historical interest in children, with links to the local community and area wherever possible to ensure that it is relevant to our children. The objectives set per year group are worked on throughout the year across different half terms, focusing on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum for England and Wales.
The key areas of learning in History are grouped as:
· Events, People and Changes
· Interpretation, Enquiry and Using Sources
The impact of this is to ensure that children at Penwortham Broad Oak are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want our children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.