Our History subject leader is Mrs Helen Timms.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our history curriculum aims to ensure that children become lifelong learners through understanding the chronology of key historical events, their awareness of changes over time, and feel a sense of where they stand in the changing world in which they live. We aim to ensure that children develop a curiosity about the past through exciting and engaging opportunities that develop their historical knowledge. We develop resilience in children through our history curriculum by challenging children to question the reliability of historical sources used and by reflecting on their work, thinking of ways to develop, improve and refine it. We enable children to be creative in their thinking about the past and how this can help them to make good choices for the future.

EYFS framework (educational programme):
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them –from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting important members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters. In addition, listening to a broad selection of stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems will foster their understanding of our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains. Enriching and widening children’s vocabulary will support later reading comprehension.

National curriculum guidance (purpose of study):
A high-quality history education 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, sift arguments, 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, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.