‘People without knowledge of their past, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’
– Martin Garvey
At Boundary we believe that a high-quality history education will help pupils gain sound knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past by equipping them to: investigate and interpret the past, build an overview of world history, understand chronology and communicate historically.
During History lessons pupils learn to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change over time, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Local history is also important to us and each year we celebrate the rich history of Blackpool during our Heritage Day.
For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of History at Boundary, please click the boxes below.
Learner’s should develop:
- An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events, and contexts from a range of historical periods.
- The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
- The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
- The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
- A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
- Emphasis is placed on investigative learning opportunities to help children gain a coherent knowledge of understanding of each unit of work covered throughout the school.
- Each year group is taught 3 blocks of history within their academic year.
- Pupils study people’s lives and lifestyles through time, drawing on the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
- The rich local history is fully utilised within the curriculum.
- Teaching is in line with the National Curriculum expectations using schemes of work from The National Historical Association and Key Stage History.
- Pupils develop enquiry skills, think critically, analyse evidence and develop evaluation skills when using various types of historical sources.
- Pupils use their learning from previous years to compare people’s lives from various societies and points in history.
- Children enjoy learning about the history of their local town.
- Children can talk confidently about the lives of people from various time periods.
- Children to be able to identify the chronological order of various time periods.
Boundary are proud to have achieved the Historic England ‘Heritage Schools’ Award for embedding Local History into our school curriculum.
History Curriculum At a Glance
Year 5 spent the day, remembering those who fought to keep us safe. We learned what life was like in the trenches of a WWI battle field and wrote a letter home from the Western Front. We created our own poppy artwork and made poppies to plant in the Boundary...
On Wednesday 11th November, Boundary Primary took part in a whole school act of remembrance. It began with all the children, from Nursery to Year 6, planting the poppies they had made in our Remembrance Garden. Then, at 11am, the school came together for a virtual...
The children in Reception have been learning about the importance of wearing poppies and remembering those who gave their lives to secure our future. "We wear poppies because the soldiers died" Leyton.
To start this half term, we are learning to write persuasive adverts. Due to everything going on at the moment, we thought we would write a persuasive advert to persuade people to come on holiday to Blackpool next summer! This week, we have been researching lots of...
In school, Mrs. Bunday lead a whole school virtual assembly where the children learnt about the history of Bonfire night and the firework safety code.Children in Key Stage 2 also took part in a live, online assembly hosted by Lancashire Fire and Rescue where they...
In History today we began learning about why Mayans sacrificed animals/humans. We began by exploring a painting of a sacrificial ritual. We discussed what we thought was going on in the photos and generated questions we wanted to ask based on the photo. We found out...