History at Broadheath

Our history curriculum inspires our pupils’ curiosity to know more about Britain’s past and the wider world. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We prepare the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, select arguments and develop perspective and judgment.

Early Years Foundation Stage

In Nursery and Reception the children learn about history through play and questioning. They see photographs of themselves as babies and talk about how they have changed, they explore stories that give a sense of time passing and people from the past, and they become familiar with language such as ‘yesterday, old, past, now and then’.

Key Stage 1

Throughout Year 1 and 2 the children develop an awareness of the past. Using stories, different types of research and a variety of questioning they learn about where the people and events they study fit on the historical timeline. They also identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods and learn to widen their historical vocabulary.

Key stage 2

The children continue to develop their knowledge of British, local and world history and how they connect with the historical timeline. They learn about connections, contrasts and trends over time and further develop their use of historical terms. They continue to develop their historical enquiry skills to research relevant historical information.

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