Why History?

Our children will learn to be historians to help them understand how people and events in the past have influenced who they are now and who they may become. It will also help them appreciate their significance in Britain and the wider world, fostering a sense of belonging, pride and responsibility. They will question and think critically using relevant historical sources.

Kites Class practice their tricky troll words using chalk like Victorian children. How does it compare to writing on a whiteboard?

Year 1 and 2 sort old and new toys and explain how they sort.

Year 3 children opening the mystery box from the British Museum. Who might these artefacts belong to?

Eagles Class use primary sources to try to identify age and use of replica artefacts.

Pupil Voice

Collective Council spoke to children in each class about their History learning. This is what they found out...

  • Most of our children were able to remember the word 'History' and other key historical terms like 'tradition', 'artefact' 'culture'. They were able to explain what these words mean.
  • Favourite moments of learning included the paper making, kite making, Mayan hot chocolate making and writing hieroglyphs.
  • Children said the artefacts: "...make me more engaged," "...give me an idea of life style," ...help me to visualise the culture,"
  • Lots of our children said they enjoyed being independent in the writing. This is great as writing is something lots of us find tricky.
  • Class reads like 'The Fireworkmaker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman, 'Secrets of the Sun King' by Emma Carroll, topic books and Horrible Histories helped our children to learn more as historians.