Teaching and learning in History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History also helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
We give children the opportunity to enhance their learning through visits to sites of historical significance and to explore artefacts in museums. We especially aim to maximise the use of Crawley Museum who run workshops which support a number of our historical topics. We encourage visitors to come into the school and talk about their experiences of events in the past.
For more information, please see our History Policy below.
The following link will give you information about the History National Curriculum and expectations in Key Stage one and Key Stage two.
Remembrance Day 2018
Children across the school have been busy making poppies. They have been learning why we reflect on the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1 which will culminate in a Remembrance Assembly on Monday.
Yesterday afternoon we made a human poppy and were very fortunate to have a professional photographer available to take aerial shots of the event. We will be posting the images on Twitter when they are available. Children have been learning about World War 1 in their history lessons – their work will be displayed around the school. We would like to congratulate the children for their hard work and reverence for the centenary throughout the week.