From recounts of The Great Fire of London and other tales from British History, stories of inspirational people who have changed the world, and discovering how our toys and holidays have changed, our history curriculum has it all. History at Scott Broadwood aims to be ambitious, inspiring and motivating. Ambitious - in our coverage of History and thorough teaching of Historical skills. Inspiring - in fostering a curiosity and fascination about Britain's past and that of the wider world. Motivating - through engaging activities and trips that give all students an opportunity to question the past. At Scott Broadwood we shape our history curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. We have developed a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to study life in the past. In this, children will develop a well-rounded knowledge of the past and its events, with the intention to improve every childs’ cultural capital, understanding of the world around them and their own heritage.
Through our teaching, historical artefacts and visits, we attempt to excite and motivate our children to find out more about events and people from the past. By building up their knowledge and developing skills of analysis, children are taught to look at the reliability of evidence and sources so that they are equipped to determine a better future for themselves. Through our enquiry-led approach, children are encouraged to ask questions, learn from the mistakes of the past and shape the future through an understanding of the customs and beliefs of the community we belong to. Linking historical content of learning to the social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of the past, history can help children to make sense of the world in which they live and help them, as historians, to develop a sense of identity. By the end of year 2, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Gunpowder Plot to the present day. They will be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. â€‹Living in and around the small village of Capel, an area with an intriguing history and an amazing heritage, we research the history of the village which helps us to discover more about our community.
We ensure that children at Scott Broadwood are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 2 and for life as an adult in the wider world. Outcomes in topic books evidence a broad and balanced history curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. 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. This results in pupils who have developed their enquiry skills and the burgeoning ability to pursue their own interests within a topic.