We aim to make the learning of history fun for the children by including as many practical and role play experiences as possible. In the Early Years the focus is on the children themselves and how they change and how their lives are different to those of their parents and grandparents. As children progress through the school we widen their experiences to include the impact of local individuals, such as John King and Florence Nightingale, on the lives of local people and those in the wider world. Children begin to gain an understanding of how life in Britain has changed in both living memory and longer ago.
Through the teaching of geography children will begin to understand what a interesting and varied place the world is. We aim to teach the children how Britain is similar to and different from other places in the world both in terms of climate and culture. We also aim to give them an understanding of what Britain is like and how the 4 countries that make up Britain vary. In the Early years we focus on the children's local environment of school and the surrounding areas. as the children move through school we teach them about the wider world through a variety of topics. We also draw on the children's personal experiences of travelling to different parts of the world.