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"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." – Theodore Roosevelt

History National Curriculum (Click to read)


We are passionate about History at Broad Town Primary School.  Studying history gives pupils the opportunity to develop an understanding of why the world and its people are the way they are today.  They begin to ask questions as they explore the diversity of human experience, past lives and societies.  At Broad Town, children develop an understanding of how History has had an impact on our lives today both locally, nationally and internationally. Lessons are planned so that there is time for discussion and debate, fostering an environment of enquiry which enables children to revise and justify their opinions as well as encouraging children to ask and answer questions about the past.

At Broad Town Primary, we believe that trips, visitors and workshops help cement historical understanding and bring history to life.

We believe it is important that children remember and recall History curriculum knowledge to support their learning. For example, we want our children to be able to quickly recall key features of historical periods. We provide children with History knowledge organisers, detailing the most important information they need to know. Children are quizzed on these in low-stakes, fun recall sessions to embed the learning of key facts and concepts in their long-term memories.