History At Berkswich
The study of our history is a way to put the pieces of the past together and show how we came to be where we are today. History has a stuffy reputation, but it does not have to be like that. History should enrich and delight, since it allows pupils to explore, question and to understand the past and its impact.
Through each unit, we hope to:
- create an overarching story which encourages historical thinking and enables pupils to make links between one period of history and another.
- inspire pupils to ask and answer big questions about the challenges at various times, similarities and change
- provide opportunities to interrogate evidence and raise new questions
- be aware of the “Villains, Victories, Values, Lifestyle and Legacy” of each period of time studied, in order to more easily compare across different time periods