History inspires our pupils to be curious about the past. Through studying history, our pupils develop their understanding of chronology; learning how peoples' lives have shaped Britain and how Britain has been influenced by the wider world and in turn influenced world history. History enables our children to gain an historical perspective, by understanding their place in the world; how their families and community may have been affected by wide world events. They learn to understand connections from the local to the international. Our pupils gain an understanding of historical terms and learn to use these to frame questions which demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as cause and consequence. To promote historical enquiry we ensure that the children have a wide range of experiences.
Our pupil's learning is promoted through a wide range of opportunities. We use trips and visits to foster a curiosity about the past. These experiences support the understanding of the different aspects of historical understanding. The Year 1 children were able to handle objects which belong in the past on their trip to Astley Hall in the summer. They were able to recognise differences between the past and present in their own lives and those of others.