We will aim to give children the opportunity to explore history by; ordering events in time; finding differences and similarities; writing and talking about the past; using different sources for information; asking and answering questions. We will do this by linking between ‘now and then’. Where possible the learning will be experiential and children will develop an enthusiasm for finding out about the past. We aim to give pupils a good understanding of local, British and world history.
At Preshute our teaching enables children to think like historians, examine and enquire as historians would.
Exploring artefacts and sources, children are inspired to extend their knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children’s learning is rooted in our village community and beyond.
- We aim to make history as experiential as possible through visits, visitors to the school, exploring artefacts as well as dress up days.
- We want the children to have an understanding of how history has impacted on the present by encouraging pupils' curiosity to know more about the past.
- Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
Chronology is taught progressively; everything we learn builds on everything we have learnt before. On entry to school children explore events within living memory and a strong sense of chronology is developed as we take the children further back in time as they progress through the KS1 and KS2. By the end of their primary education, children will have a chronological understanding of British history from Stone Age to present day develop a strong understanding of how events from the past have influenced many aspects of our culture, beliefs, routines, and developments of today.
History of our school- On the 18th of October 2022 - Open day for villagers to celebrate the history of the school. Year 6 pupils showed villagers around the school sharing what they remember about the school as well as what they children had learnt about the school in a focused week of history.