Through our teaching of history, children can begin to learn and understand something about the past and its influence on life today. The children's study of history contributes to their knowledge and understanding of other people's countries and cultures.
All historians work like detectives building up a picture about what might have happened using different clues, and it is this investigative approach, which involves questioning, gathering, analysing, interpreting, organising and communicating information from a variety of sources, which we aim to develop in our pupils.
In Key Stage One, children learn about the past beginning with themselves and their family. They find out about significant men, women, children and events from the recent and more distant past including both those from Britain and the wider world. They listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions.
In Key Stage Two, pupils learn about significant people, events and places from the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in the local area, in Britain and in other parts of the world. The areas studied include Romans in Year 3, Ancient Egypt and Anglo-Saxons in Year 4, Mayans in Year 5 and Ancient Greece in Year 6. Links are made with other areas of the curriculum such as English, Art and Geography.
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