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Briar Hill Infant School


Mrs Poole is our History Lead


History is taught through a topic-based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive. In Reception this is achieved via our active curriculum which encourages children to immerse themselves in learning about the world around them. Through practical experiences such as celebrations of Diwali, Christmas and the Chinese New Year children gain an appreciation of culture and tradition. In Year 1 the children learn about the history of toys and think about their own favourites! The children also research and enquire about historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and discuss why they are important people from our past. In Year 2 the children study the Great Fire of Warwick and compare this to the Great Fire of London and look at how these events shaped our lives. The children research significant people from our past such as LS Lowry, Elizabeth Beresford, Van Gogh and Christopher Columbus and consider how they have impacted our lives today. The curriculum encourages enquiring thinkers who understand how change and development occurs over time which enables them to contrast the past to the present day.

Examples of History at Briar Hill Infant School
Significant Person/Event Week

Shakespeare Week


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Welcome to Briar Hill and St Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)