History at Booker
Pupils at Booker Avenue have always been highly engaged in their history lessons. Our current history curriculum aims to continue this tradition and to ignite the curiosity of all the school’s pupils towards learning about the past. It aims to engage pupils by providing real experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, and is set out to use the incredible resources available in our local community, to make learning as relevant as possible for the pupils.
The curriculum has been designed to allow all our pupils to gain a breadth of understanding about the history of the world. By the end of their time at Booker, pupils will have developed a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day. They will also have studied a number of world civilisations, allowing them to explore and celebrate different cultures, one of our main curriculum values. Our pupils will have compared the lives of the people who lived in different civilisations and will have questioned how their life today compares to those of the people living in the past. They will also have explored British values by looking at the politics and ethics of the past and present, leaving them with a deeper understanding of democracy, equality and community.
The curriculum also aims to allow our pupils to develop a full range of practical skills that will allow them to act as historians. Children will learn to ask perceptive questions, think critically, interrogate sources and artefacts, weigh evidence, sift through arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. They will also have developed the key vocabulary that they need to present historical information in a detailed way. They will have developed an understanding of chronology and will know how to interact with and create timelines.
Should you have any questions about history at Booker, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office.
History Curriculum Leader