History

History

Subject leader: Mr Keane

Through History our pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. We believe it is important for children to learn about change and continuity in their local area, Britain and in other parts of the world. Pupils study historical events creatively across the curriculum. They use different sources of information to help them investigate the past both in depth and in overview, using dates and historical vocabulary to describe events, people and developments. We have strong links with local museums and ensure children regularly visit these and gain real life experience of primary and secondary historical artefacts. We are passionate in ensuring that good use is made of our local environment, which is rich in resources.

Our history themes set out in the  Long term plan  equip our children with the knowledge and skills from  the National Curriculum. We use and create Knowledge organisers  to focus our learning on the key knowledge linked to the theme studied  and revisit these regularly to support embedding into the long term memory.