History is when we learn about the past and how time periods compare.
At Birchfield, we aim to ensure that our History curriculum is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this, they will increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes. As our children move through the school, they will develop an interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn. Teaching will develop and enable children to use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
Our History curriculum has been designed in a progressive, coherent manner that considers our locality and our children's natural interests. In Key Stage 1, learning focuses on knowing about living memory, our local history and a significant national event. In Key Stage 2, our history learning covers the National Curriculum areas in chronological order, before the children complete a study of a theme through British History in Year 6. This aims to build a good sense of chronology for our children as they met and learn about different time periods, both within the United Kingdom and the wider world.
We have recently redeveloped our History curriculum. Therefore, we are currently in an interim phase in Key Stage 2 where we transition to teaching our curriculum in chronological order gradually whilst ensuring we cover all the time periods within the National Curriculum. This is outlined in the below documents.