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Our History lead is Miss Haxhiu. If you have any questions about History, please contact her via the school office. 

Intent of History


Our aim at Brookfield is to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of sources. Our historians will also be able to explain clearly how these sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how there are different interpretations that may vary in opinion. Children will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day.

What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. At Brookfield, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.


At Brookfield Infants, we provide the children with immersive topics and cross-curricular links to our writing through drama and role-play areas in our classrooms. We aim to recognise how our lives are different to those in the past (similar and different) whilst recognising why people acted how they did in the past and what happened as a result of it.



Through our skills-based planning, we promote:


Engagement (play and exploring)

  • Exploration
  • Connecting ideas
  • Observing & discovering

Motivation (active learning)

  • Involvement
  • Resilience
  • Focus

Thinking (creative & critical thinking)

  • Independence
  • Documenting
  • Problem solving

Subject Knowledge Organisers are a summary of the key knowledge and skills that the children will be taught within this topic.

How can you inspire History at home?


Click below to find out:

Portals to the Past | Fun ways to inspire children with history

Miss Haxhiu leads History - Please contact her for more information.