Bushfield Road Infant School


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History Curriculum Intent

At Bushfield Road Infant School our history curriculum will enable pupils to gain a developing knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and present and that of the wider world. It inspires pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past, enabling our children to develop a sense of chronology. The history curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on prior learning.

As pupils progress through the school their historical enquiry skills will develop through a carefully mapped out curriculum. We strive for our children to become inquisitive historians who ask questions, think critically, and develop perspective and judgement. We want pupils to have a developing understanding of the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

At the heart of the school is an innovative and well embedded approach to teaching the key skills for future success. Where possible, study of the past is related to events, places and artefacts familiar to the children today, whilst having a carefully planned link to our themed text within each year group, or where this is not possible stand-alone planning will be implemented. Use is made of visits, visitors to the school, the locality and the history of our families.

History curriculum map

History policy 2021-22