HistoryHistory teaching focuses on enabling children to think as historians. We use historical artefacts, primary and secondary sources, ICT, visits to sites of historical significance, inviting visitors in to school to talk about their experiences of historical events and occasional themed days. Wherever possible we use historical sources to stimulate interest in the past. To help children understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways we ask children to ask searching questions. Pupils are given every opportunity to develop their ICT skills through history.
Children are introduced to history through an awareness of the passage of time, examining various sources including, photographs, videos and artefacts.
They will investigate changes in their own lives and those of the people in Britain and explore the lives of famous people and some relevant events in British history.
They will be taught to record the passage of time in a relevant form. History is taught as part of a topic in Key Stage One and at least one topic in each year group will be history based.
In Key Stage Two, History is taught to reflect chronology and children use a cross curricular approach to explore time periods in more depth. They learn how to look at evidence in an objective way.
‘Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all of their lives.’ Proverbs 22:6
Our vision is to provide a secure, happy learning community based upon Christian Values in which each child is encouraged to reach their full potential.
We aim to support the children's developing skills as learners by:
- Providing a secure foundation upon which individuals can grow into independent, challenged learners.
- Stimulating active learning experiences,that develop children's awareness of themselves as learners.
- Valuing every child irrespectve of gender, disability,age, race or culture and ensure that they have an active voice in school and know that their opinions matter.
- Supporting children in succeeding in their learning and finding opportunities to celebrate their success.
- Developing skills of independence, co-operation and self- motivation.
- Contributing to the wider community, both locally and globally.