History – Curriculum information

Our vision, at Broadacre, is to create historians of the future. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to develop a broad chronological understanding of global and local history. Our city’s history is celebrated in our curriculum, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their local area. Our carefully structured curriculum helps pupils to build on previous learning as they progress through the school, helping them to understand the process of changes over time. History at Broadacre also allows children to see how aspects of modern-day society have been moulded and influenced by a range of people and events throughout time.

Our goal is to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We will provide all pupils with the opportunity to make their own discoveries about the past and provide them with the skills to consider evidence, think critically and develop their own judgements and perspectives.

As historians, children at Broadacre will:

  • Have access to a range of historical artefacts to help them make their own discoveries about the past.
  • Understand the complexity of people’s lives; the process of change; the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as gaining a greater understanding of their own identity and the challenges of their time.

We believe that teaching history in this way is important in broadening children’s horizons, challenging preconceived ideas and developing life skills.

Further information:

‘The early years learning area is bright and inviting, with a focus on vocabulary development through song and rhyme.’

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‘The school has specially resourced provisions for pupils with SEND, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder.’

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‘Pupils with SEND receive high-quality and effective support, allowing them to access the full curriculum.’

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‘Pupils’ behavior is extremely good, with a calm and purposeful atmosphere.’

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‘Staff and pupils show great respect for each other.’

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‘Teachers are supported to plan stimulating and interesting lessons.’

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‘Adult interactions in early years are well planned to support resilient and purposeful learning.’

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‘Pupils regularly revisit past learning, and assessments are used effectively to plan next steps.’

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‘A new phonics scheme has been introduced, improving the teaching of reading.’

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‘The mathematics curriculum has improved significantly, leading to confident problem-solving abilities in pupils.’

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‘The curriculum includes personal, social, and emotional development, with a focus on values such as democracy and respect.’

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‘High expectations for all pupils are maintained by all adults at the school.’

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‘The school provides a happy and welcoming environment with a ‘family feeling’ in the new, large school building.’

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