Barrow, Broseley, Shropshire TF12 5BW

01952 388640

Barrow 1618

A Church of England Free School


At Barrow 1618 we aim to teach history in a way that inspires children, encouraging them to be inquisitive about the world, nurtures their innate curiosity and enables them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning. Learning in history should be experiential, engaging and collaborative; making use of learning outside the classroom to bring learning to life! Our teaching takes on a cross-curricular style where children are encouraged to ask questions, take risks, be creative, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment fostering a ‘growth mindset’. By the end of their primary education, our pupils should be equipped with basic knowledge about history, including dates and names of significant events and people, but also be equipped with historical skills, such as considering cause and effect and how events can be viewed from different perspectives, particularly in references to global issues. Through a concept-based curriculum, children will develop deep conceptual understanding of chronology, comparison, causality, consequence and enquiry. Children will have a firm understanding of the impact that past people and events have had on the world and can consider the impact that they themselves can enact too.