The history curriculum at Birchwood Grove School helps pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of Britain's past. They learn about significant aspects of the wider world and connected vocabulary such as 'empire', 'civilisation', 'parliament' and 'peasantry'. History is taught chronologically to give the children a sense of time and place. The topics covered encourage pupils to ask questions and enable them to develop perspective and judgement. Because of the varied history curriculum children learn about the complexity of peoples 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.