At Brookfield Junior School, we are firm believers that having an awareness of the past is integral to a child's development and their ability to be positive members of our increasingly connected and multi-cultural world. The children are provided with cross-curricular links where appropriate and we endeavour to provide as many opportunities to link their learning with the wider-world as we feasibly can. For example, in learning about the Ancient Egyptians, we learnt about Shadufs (Water lifters). With links to Art and DT (and subsequently, STEM), the children built their own model shaduf. Being used to this day in countries such as India and Egypt, we also looked at how the people still live in countries such as Egypt, the geography of the area, and how the rich cultural heritage still has an impact and is reflected in society today.
As with all of our subjects, we endeavour to teach our history curriculum in-line with our core skills of engagement (play and exploring), motivation (active learning), and thinking (creative and critical). We do this through a series of hands-on learning and the use of visitors to the school (Roman, Anglo-Saxon and World War 1 & 2 workshops) , as well as a Remembrance Day trip to Ypres for the Year 6's.