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BCS History

If you would like to find out more information about our History curriculum, please contact our History subject leader Miss Pring using the following email address:

History at Bishop Chavasse


At Bishop Chavasse, History is taught each term alongside our other foundation subjects. We have developed a broad and challenging curriculum to enable our pupils to gain a comprehensive understanding of historical knowledge from a range of locations and time periods.


Each term the children learn a topic that, wherever possible, compliments the other subjects being taught that term.


History Whole School Overview


Link To History Curriculum


Historical Knowledge


Our History curriculum ensure that children know about the history of the United Kingdom and the wider world. As much as possible, concepts and events are taught chronologically to ensure that pupils can build on prior knowledge and access deeper historical knowledge. Pupils learn about significant figures of Britain's past and how they have shaped the future as well as how ancient civilisations have impacted the modern world. Pupils are encouraged to celebrate the achievements of mankind whilst acknowledging the downfalls.



Historical Concepts and Skills


Our knowledge and skills-rich curriculum teaches pupils the key concepts linked with History. Pupils will develop an understanding of cause and consequence as well as similarities, differences and significance through studying and comparing timelines throughout history. By learning these concepts in a carefully planned sequence, pupils are able to develop the skills of making connections, drawing contracts and analysing trends. Pupils are encouraged to present their learning by creating their own structured accounts, including written and visual narratives.



Historical Enquiry


As pupils' historical knowledge deepens, they are encouraged to think more critically by placing their learning into different contexts and independently recognising cross-curricular links. This supports pupils in developing an understanding of the connections between local, regional, national and international history. Some lessons are framed around a central question and pupils are encouraged to find a range of ways to answer it. That way, pupils can understand the methods of historical enquiry and begin to understand why contrasting historical accounts may form.