History

History is taught through a topic based approach following the National Curriculum guidelines. The children learn about people’s lives and lifestyles, as well as learning how the past is different from the present. Their sense of time is promoted through the development of an awareness of the past and comparison with life today. The children investigate and find out about significant people and events during their own lives and that of their parents and grandparents, as well as being introduced to famous historical events and achievements of famous people from other times. They listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions. The children are taught to compare and contrast with their own experiences, as well as learn about the past from historical sources such as real life objects, written documents, artefacts, photographs, music, art and stories. Visits to places of historical interest, within and beyond the immediate local area are incorporated into our topic work.