History teaches us about who we are, where we have come from and where we are headed.
We pride ourselves on our creative learning environment and classroom displays. The history curriculum at Brabourne makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the history of their locality. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The history curriculum at Brabourne is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy. Emphasis is placed on analytical thinking and questioning which helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and are curious to know more about the past. Through this study, pupils learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at Brabourne aims to ensure that all pupils:
- gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past
- are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement
- begin to 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.
Cultural Capital in History
Through their learning in History, our children will develop the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. They will gain the essential knowledge to be educated citizens, introducing them to ideas, philosophies, civilisations and developments throughout history and across the world. Our curriculum will engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. The History curriculum allows children to learn through drama, investigation & enquiry, providing pupils with the confidence to explore different aspects of civilisations and take this curiosity with them onto their next stage of education and into adulthood.
To find out more about our History curriculum, please see: