The aim of history teaching is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and their impact on how we live today.
We endeavour to teach children a sense of chronology, through a wide range of activities that include visitors to the school, drama, music and carefully chosen school trips to sites of historical significance. Through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today.
In our school, history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching about how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of chronology, enquiry, analysis and interpretation.