History is approached through topics. Our aim is to introduce the children to the ‘past’, and to develop understanding of conventions of time and chronology. They study events in their own lives and in those of adults around them. They are told stories of the past to help them distinguish between fantasy and reality. Advantage is taken of ceremonies, anniversaries etc., to contribute to an understanding of local, national and world history.
We introduce the children to historical artefacts and visual material to inform their study of the past. Educational visits are arranged to raise awareness and extend knowledge. In Key Stage 2 pupils consider in depth one or two periods of historical periods set in a British, European and World context. These include a local study, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, The Romans, The Tudors and The Victorians.