It is our aim that pupils at Queensmead Primary Academy foster an enthusiasm and curiosity about history and learning about the past through an engaging and varied curriculum, developing skills and understanding which can be applied to any area of history.
Our History curriculum draws from, and makes full use of, the immediate and wider local area, from Braunstone Hall to Bosworth Battlefield, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality. Our topics are informed by the national curriculum and are responsive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. Our younger pupils are provided with opportunities to compare various aspects of their own lives with different historical periods, including significant events and people. Our KS2 history curriculum is organised into an exciting chronological journey from ancient civilisations to World War II, which allows our children to learn about aspects of local, British and Ancient history and develop knowledge of historical events and changes in the wider world.
At Queensmead, the history curriculum is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning builds on prior knowledge and skills, and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy.
Braunstone Hall in 1925