We believe history should awaken and sustain a pupil’s curiosity about the past, be that locally, nationally or globally. We feel it is important children understand how the events and people in the past have shaped the society and world we live in today – and therefore how our actions today affect the world to come. We teach our pupils to be historians themselves by analysing artefacts and carrying out their own research, questioning what they find out and comparing different versions of the same event. By doing so, pupils will develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving that they will need in life.
At Brede we strive to provide children with a high-quality geography education which allows them to explore and explain the world around them. In turn we hope that this inspires within them a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with pupils for the rest of their lives. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Teaching equips pupils with the knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.