Learning history unlocks our curiosity and builds knowledge and understanding of not just Britain’s past but that of the wider world. Learning about our past inspires our children’s curiosity and helps to equip them with the skills to think critically, weigh up evidence and arguments, take perspectives and make judgements based on their learning and research.
At Brooklands Primary School we aim for our pupils to have an extensive base of historical knowledge and vocabulary. History is taught through a variety of engaging enquiry questions such as ‘How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of children in the 1960s?’, ‘How do artefacts help us understand the lives of people in Iron Age Briton?’, and ‘The story of The Trojan Horse: historical fact, legend or classical myth?’ This enquiry-based approach teaches important subject knowledge and skills whilst allowing opportunities for pupils to apply specialised subject vocabulary.
As well as delivering the subject content of history, the enquiries also make links with other subjects including reading, writing and mathematics. Our well stocked library further supports research on topics linked to our curriculum.
Brooklands benefits from a wealth of artefacts to support historical enquiry as well as being situated in an historically rich location of Britain.