History teaching is woven throughout the Foundation Stage curriculum and concentrates on developing children’s appreciation of time and past events through stories and themes based on first-hand experiences. In Key Stage 1 these cross-curricular links are continued as the children start to investigate topics further from their own experiences, moving from toys and homes, to The Great Fire of London and Florence Nightingale.
In Key Stage 2, the aim of developing and arousing children’s interest in the past and its influence on life today is promoted through the study of many different eras, ranging from Ancient Civilisations right through to modern times.
The development of the children’s knowledge of local, British and world history is greatly enriched by the many visitors we are lucky to have at school, as well as the exciting trips we are able to go on. The RAF Museum at Hendon and The Imperial War Museum in London are our favourites!