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History

At Balladen School we aim to provide children with a wide variety of experiences both in and out of school. Museum Loans are used to make history real for the children and encourage an inquisitive mind. Wherever possible, children will have the opportunity to meet visitors or visit sites to enhance their studies, making history enjoyable, memorable and real. Children are encouraged to regularly make links, identifying the similarities and differences, between the different societies, both in England and the wider world. We teach the pupils about chronology and through this they develop a sense of identity and an awareness of the challenges of their time.  We endeavour to make history inclusive for all children, including those with additional needs, pupil premium and gifted and talented children. We aim to offer a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. It also helps children gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background. Because of this, we feel it is important for the subject to be taught discretely as well as incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as English, geography and art.

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