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History at Bishop Bronescombe

Mr Tom Keyes

History Lead at Bishop Bronescombe

History is taught in blocks throughout the year, following our Be Bold Curriculum, so that children achieve depth in their learning. The key knowledge and skills that children acquire and develop throughout each block have been mapped to ensure progression between year groups throughout the school. By the end of year 6, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They are able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.

What do we want our pupils to know by the time they leave KS2?

In line with the national curriculum, History at Bishop Bronescombe aims to ensure that all pupils:

• Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world
• 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.

What do we want pupils to achieve by the end of KS2?

A secure knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from the historical periods covered.

The ability to think critically about history and communicate confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.

The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, forming and refining questions and lines of enquiry.

 A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past.

What do we want our pupils to have experienced?

We want all children at Bishop Bronescombe to have experienced a broad and balanced history curriculum. We will support learning wherever possible with educational visits in order to bring history to life. We will aim to include local experiences and develop an interest and understanding in the heritage and history of Cornwall, and the areas surrounding the school.