We have developed our History curriculum to fire children’s curiosity to know and understand the past in Britain and the wider world.
In History at Bousfield, children are encouraged to ask questions and to think critically about the past and how it has shaped our world today. They learn to analyse sources of evidence and critically examine arguments - vital skills for modern life.
A curriculum map sets out the learning topics for the year, as well as key texts and trips which will be used to support learning. The curriculum expectations have been identified as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the subject.
Our History curriculum helps children to understand the process of change and how this has shaped many aspects of our world today.
Children consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events, periods of time and people. They learn how to empathise with people from different eras and how to compare and contrast life in different times. This helps them to understand their own identity and that of others in Britain and the wider world.
The curriculum is enriched with drama workshops and regular opportunities to visit many of London’s excellent museums, historical buildings and places of interest which offer unique environments to immerse children in learning experiences that provoke imagination and develop subject knowledge.
Children express their learning through art, drama, discussion and writing. Themed days, where the children dress in character and experience life in the time period, deepen the learning and are a great source of enjoyment.