Our History curriculum is fully inclusive to every child to enable them to ‘think like a Historian’. Through our ‘Learning journey’ approach, children are immersed in historical topics and they are encouraged to ask questions, think critically and formulate opinions. History is delivered through subject specific teaching organised within an overarching topic theme. Meaningful links are then made with other subjects in order to strengthen connections and understandings for pupils. We ensure that we make full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the history of their locality. In EYFS they visit Market Bosworth looking at the current buildings and how people help us in Market Bosworth - the Doctor's surgery, the fire station etc. In Key Stage one they build upon this by comparing the past and present in Market Bosworth by going on a walk and looking at old photographs. They also retell 'The Battle of Bosworth'. Lower Key Stage 2 extend their knowledge of the battle and look at the discovery of Richard III in the carpark. Finally, this is further developed in Upper Key Stage 2 by using this prior knowledge to help them understand the impact of this with the start of the Tudor reign.
All pupils will also gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of a wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our children learn about the lives of significant people from the past and understand the methods of Historical enquiry. We try to ensure all children feel represented in a positive way.
Through specific challenging themes our pupils to begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies and relationships.
Our children gain further knowledge and skills through experiences in the classroom, drawing upon the knowledge of visitors into school and going on educational visits.