Curriculum Lead: Mrs S. Harvey
At Brierley Hill Primary School, our History curriculum will help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. As a school, we believe that high-quality History lessons encourage critical thinking skills, the ability to weigh evidence, sift arguments and allows pupils to develop perspective and judgement. Our History curriculum will also enable children to
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children will talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of their family members. They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
In year 1, they visited the Black Country Living museum which was linked to their 'Toys Past and Present' unit of work. They had the chance to explore some old toys as well as new toys. Children thought carefully about the materials that the old toys were made from and how they were similar or different to modern day toys.
They also enjoyed a tour around the museum and got to visit lots of people in the old houses. The man in the toy shop told them even more about the old toys and how they must be careful with them because they are fragile.
In year 3, as part of their 'Prehistoric Britain' unit of work, children visited Sarehole Mill. Here, they explored what life was like in the Stone Age and Bronze Age. They also looked at Prehistoric art and how Prehistoric people creating paintings. Children also learned how to make their own paintbrush using natural materials, before creating a class picture and individual charcoal drawings.