History plays a vital role in our Inspire curriculum at The Beacon and we value the wealth of history that surrounds our school and the local area.

The aims of history within our Inspire curriculum is to the develop the children’s curiosity about life in the past.  This is achieved by teaching the children how to think like a historian. They will be taught how to ask perceptive questions, weigh evidence, examine a range of arguments, think critically and present their thoughts logically.

In Key Stage 1 children are introduced to key knowledge, concepts and significant individuals. This knowledge is further built and expanded on in Key Stage 2. From Year 3 to 6 the children’s understanding of key historical concepts is further developed through teaching subjects chronologically.

Throughout the curriculum, children’s historical knowledge is enhanced as they learn about the history of Britain and the wider world, Ancient civilisations and how the lives of significant figures have shaped the world we live in today.

Here is a useful link to use at home for free:

BBC History - This provides video links and pictures linked to many of the time periods we study throughout our curriculum. 



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