History helps to prepare our students for British life by exploring the history of our British Monarchy and the development of the government. Pupils explore major historic events that have changed British history and how British values have been developed as a result.
In History, at Bilbrook CE Middle, we intend to create confident and curious Historians who have a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Teaching equips pupils with the skills to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. The programme of History at Bilbrook CE Middle School follows the National Curriculum and the intention is that as pupil’s understand 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.
Children are given opportunities to work both independently and as part of a team tackling historical investigations; building resilience and problem-solving skills. Children are regularly given the opportunity to complete tasks which require them to apply their historical knowledge, understanding and skills to their work.
The implementation of the History curriculum is underpinned through the use of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed. The curriculum allows pupils to gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts. Understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history. All new learning is modelled by the teacher. Each lesson challenges children to recall historical knowledge, to make clear links with prior knowledge and apply their new learning in context.
The impact is that children leave Bilbrook CE Middle School as confident historians with the knowledge and skills required for the next stage of their education, and indeed, life.