History at Birchfield Primary School
History Vision Statement
We, at Birchfield Primary School, believe that a high quality history education should bring history to life and inspire children to be more curious about the past. We want our pupils to be passionate about history therefore our history curriculum is based around topics and experiences which will foster awe and wonder. Our history teaching will incorporate an enquiry based approach where children work as historians applying key skills such as asking questions, analysing sources and thinking critically. We believe that children should gain a coherent and chronological understanding of Britain’s past and be able to make connections between that of the wider world. We believe that a high quality history education is crucial to children understanding the society in which they live and the process of change. We want all our pupils to have a secure understanding of the past and how history will shape their future.
At the end of Autumn 1, we saw our Y3’s and 4 holding a Roman Day as part of their History topic. Children spent the morning shield making and the afternoon acting out the part of Roman Centurions – marching drills, spear throwing and repelling a barbarian invasion (armed with bean bags – but really nasty ones!). They used their historical knowledge extremely well and the day really highlighted to their teaches, just how much they have learnt!