Our teaching of History aims to provide children with a variety of many periods of time throughout the past to the current day. Different time periods are studied in specific year groups to build a chronology of time, provide learning opportunities that are exciting, engaging and appropriate to the age range, as well as allowing children to further their understanding of historical contexts and apply prior learning to new time periods. The topics selected for each year group lend themselves to the specific skills taught in that year group and the progression of these skills.
In History, children are taught to weigh up evidence and use a variety of sources of information to help them understand why and how events happened in the past. Children to develop a sense of curiosity about life in historical time periods and then use this to understand aspects of life today. Each lesson gives opportunities for children to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate aspects from the past. This, in turn, encourages children to create and refine their own questions and follow a line of enquiry to seek an explanation.
Children are given a number of experiences through a range of trips, workshops and visitors.