History plays a key role in preparing children for life in modern Britain, as it enables pupils to gain a deep knowledge and broad understanding of the history of our nation and the world. It is taught thematically through the school’s use of the International Primary Curriculum ensuring that learning is contextual. We view History as a great deal more than learning facts. We see it as an opportunity to develop skills of enquiry and questioning; to become open minded “historical detectives” and to develop skills of critical analysis using historical documents and artefacts.
The past comes to life when children use a variety of sources of information to find clues and evidence and take part in discussions with their peers. Through History, children learn to make comparisons and links between the past and modern times and discover how and why things have changed.
Children are taught how to investigate and record their findings in interesting and creative ways including writing, art, drama and ICT.