History also has a key role to play in the Broad curriculum of the school. The National Curriculum provides the framework for the teaching of History and units are also planned to develop children’s chronological understanding, their knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past and to develop their skills in Historical interpretation, Historical enquiry and organisation and communication. Our main aims through teaching History are to arouse and sustain an interest and enthusiasm for the subject and to give the children an understanding of the development of the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of the world over time and the impact these developments have on their ‘present.’
Pupils' understanding and enthusiasm for History is further heightened by our many school visits which have a history focus as their starting point, for example Butser Ancient Farm, Fishbourne Roman Palace and Henley Fort and by special themed days in each Year Group, such as Roman Day, Greek Day, Tudor Day and Evacuee Day.
As with Geography we also aim to promote cross curricular link between History and other areas of the curriculum. In particular with Literacy, maths, ICT and Geography.