History at Brundall School is an important part of our Creative Curriculum. Our area is rich in resources and we endeavour to use the local area where possible, e.g: visits to museums, buildings and historical places. We welcome and encourage visits from people and utilise their ‘first hand’ experience in the children’s learning.
History is taught in both key stages and the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children are encouraged to investigate, enjoy and use a variety of resources and artefacts. All children follow the new National Curriculum in history which is taught in various ways allowing the children to achieve their full potential. In EYFS and Key Stage 1 this includes changes within living memory and the lives of significant people, e.g. Florence Nightingale and Henry Blogg. In Key Stage 2, the learning is carefully planned around prescribed chronological topics, i.e. Ancient Egypt, Anglo Saxon Invasions and World War 2.
As they progress through the school the children learn a variety of historical skills, knowledge, concepts and perspectives that will equip them for further study and enjoyment. History at Brundall School helps the children open ‘a little window on the past’. We encourage the development of fundamental British values through the History curriculum and this can include:
-highlighting the development of the democratic process through time in Britain, as appropriate to the age of the pupils
-how democracy works in Britain, and contrasts to other forms of government
-using ‘special weeks’ to celebrate different aspects of British heritage (for example, Shakespeare week)
-movements through history that have combated discriminatory behaviour
-an appreciation of the rule of law.
Click here for topics our historians will be covering this year