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I am Mrs Brock and I lead History at Beech Street. I enjoy seeing the impact history has on how we live today. 

BBC Bitesize is a great website with lots of information and games related to History. There is a section for KS1 and other for KS2. 

Click the BBC Bitesize images below and it will take you directly to the website. 

History Curriculum Intent

At Beech Street, our aim is to provide a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of local history, Britain’s history and that of the wider world. Our history curriculum will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. It will provide them with the desire and opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, scrutinise evidence and develop perspective and judgement. History will help pupils to understand how history impacted on their own lives, as well as in other communities. They will investigate 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. History will be motivating, through engaging activities, trips and visitors that give all students an opportunity to question the past.

We are building our collection of these books. We use them to introduce important people from history.
We are building our collection of these books. We use them to introduce important people from history.

Throughout October, every class in school took a close look at Black History. Below is some of the work and activities that our children produced. 

In our Reception Badgers class, they learnt all about Sir Mo Farah by reading his book called Ready Steady Mo! 

They looked at one of his winning races at the 2012 Olympic Games and then listened to the story. 
The children loved running in different ways and when they had finished, they talked about the effects of exercise on their bodies. 
They finished with the Mobot!

 Year 5 spent their time learning all about Barack Obama

They loved finding out exciting facts about the life of the first ever African American President of the United States of America.

Once the children had researched Barack's life, they created their own information posters to share their new knowledge with others. 

Scan the QR code on the left, using your phone or tablet camera, to go directly to the children's biographical work on Obama. 


Year 3 researched the great athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson. 

They used the internet to find out information about her, thought about what core values and qualities she needed to achieve her goals and then practised some of the heptathlon events.

The children used Katarina's mantra of ‘Run faster, sprint harder, fly higher, do yourself justice’