History

History is taught in chronological order using a Time-Line. All programmes of Study listed in the National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 are covered. Periods of history not listed are covered briefly to ensure that pupils gain a true understanding of chronology and the order of major historical events.

Where possible, visits are made to a relevant site for each topic covered, and we take part in re-enactments and help out at a local archaeological dig. Boxes of artefacts for each main programme of study, videos, artefacts, posters, pictures etc. are provided.

Visits to museums to see displays of Ancient Greece, Roman and Egyptian historical items, as well as visits to museums with bygones displays occur regularly. In Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to research each topic using the library, reference books, the internet and local resources. Our aim is to bring the past to life and give children first-hand experience of how people lived long ago.

The school History Policy lays the foundation for Key Stage 3. Pupils learn to research a topic, to look at different sources, to assess their reliability and to draw their own conclusions based on the evidence found.

Judged by Ofsted to be OUTSTANDING in March 2009 and OUTSTANDING in ALL Areas in November 2014. See the full report on the Ofsted website.