In history, we enable our children to become historians through the acquisition of historical skills. We develop the skills of; chronology, using sources and artefacts to tell us about the past, interpreting the past, understanding events, people and changes in the past, research and enquiry. We believe that through the acquisition of these skills, children can further develop their historical knowledge and awareness.
In history we hope to promote children's interest in the history of our local area, of Britain in general and of some areas of the wider world.
In Key Stage 1, children learn about changes in their lives and in every day things from the time of their grandparents. They learn something of the history of the local area and also explore how castles shaped the lives of people. Children also learn about and explore Ancient Egypt.
In Key Stage 2, children are taught periods of history in chronological order in order to develop their understanding of chronology. They learn about and explore the impact of how Romans, Vikings, Tudors and Victorians have shaped the lives of people in the past and today; in Britain and all over the world. In learning about Victorian Manchester, children study the changes the Industrial Revolution brought to Manchester and also gain a perspective on all the changes that have taken place in the city over a longer time span. Children also learn about World War 2, the impact the war had on lives and the changes that happened as a consequence.
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