‘That men do not learn very much from the lessons of History
is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach’
– Aldous Huxley
Overall we aim for children to develop a love of History. Children are lead through a story of both British and international History, developing a sense of chronology.
In every year group the subject is brought to life through trips or educational workshops in school. This ranges from visiting Ancient Egyptian mummifies and artefacts at the British Museum, ‘Roman Day’ in school as children literally live and act as if they were Romans or visiting the local old peoples’ residence and interviewing veterans and evacuees from the Second World War. The full history syllabus can be viewed here.
Through the years the children are increasingly challenged and encouraged to develop historical skills. These range from researching with increasing independence, developing enquiring minds and building a confidence to challenge evidence and interpretations of the past. Ultimately this also prepares them well for their exams in their final year.
You can view the full syllabus overview here
Head of History