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       History at Bosbury

Being an Historian at Bosbury CE Primary School

At Bosbury Primary School, History lessons help our pupils to build a strong understanding of past events, as well as inspiring our children’s curiosity to know more about the past. We foster a reflective knowledge of Britain’s past and its relationship with the history of the wider world. We ask big questions.

As historians, children will develop an awareness of life in the past, past events, and how History has shaped the world we live in. Children ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and make informed judgements about the past. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives in the past and the process of change. We examine the diversity of different societies and relationships between different groups. Studying History asks children to examine their own identity and the challenges of their time.

- Mrs. K Turnbull (Bosbury CE Primary School History Lead)

 

    

  

 

The History curriculum at Bosbury is structured around key strands that run through the key stages. The aim is to revisit and build on these strands to help children put their learning into context and foster ‘remembering’ in History. Many of these strands have overlapping elements which help children to make wider links across the subject. Skills in chronology and sources run through all units.

 

Key History Documents

  BOSBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL HISTORY CURRICULUM STATEMENT

  BOSBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL HISTORY POLICY 2021/22

  HISTORY VOCABULARY EXPECTATIONS BY YEAR GROUP

 

KS1 STRANDS: How Daily Life has Changed. People who Changed the World. Settlement and Land Use.

KS2 STRANDS: Settlement and Civilisation. Exploration, Invasion and Empire. Struggle for Power. People who Changed the World.

 

  

  

 

Of course to our children, as well as all of this, History is exciting, inspiring and fun! We build Roman roads on the school field and climb the Malvern Hills to explore Iron Age forts. We dress up and role play different periods in history, we visit Egyptian mummies at museums, spend the day at Anglo Saxon settlements and dig for dinosaurs. Our children make us proud and apply their learning to their futures.

“I want to be a palaeontologist when I grow up, so History has really helped me with this.” - Class 5 pupil

 

  

  

 

At Bosbury, we use knowledge organisers to help us gather and remember key information. This ‘sticky knowledge’ is so helpful to our future learning as it helps us to ask questions and compare different time periods and events. You can find our knowledge organisers below, organized by class:

 

CLASS 1

  EXPLORING SPACE AND LANDING ON THE MOON

  REMEMBRANCE

  THE GUNPOWDER PLOT

  WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DINOSAURS?

 

 

CLASS 2

  EXAMINING EVIDENCE - A TIMELINE OF SUPERHEROES

  GRACE DARLING

  REMEMBRANCE

  THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

  THE GUNPOWDER PLOT

 

 

CLASS 3

  DEVELOPMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

  STONE AGE TO IRON AGE

  THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

 

 

CLASS 4

  THE ROMANS, THEIR INVASION AND ITS IMPACT

  POWER AND THE MONARCHY - RIOTOUS ROYALS!

 

 

CLASS 5

  THE WORK OF DOCTOR BARNARDO

  THE KINGDOM OF BENIN

  THE WATER CURE

 

 

  

 

Did you also know that we live in a fantastic place for exploring as historians? History is all around us! Check out these local places to visit, many of which are free!

The Heritage Centre Ledbury | Visit Herefordshire

British Camp (malvernbeacon.com)

Welcome to Malvern Museum - Malvern Museum of Local History

Eastnor Castle | Wedding Venue | Corporate Venue | Attraction

The Commandery, Worcester - Museums Worcestershire

Hereford museums and Art Gallery – Herefordshire Council

Morgan Experience Centre - Morgan Motor Company (morgan-motor.com)