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Key Stage 2 History

History is not viewed simply as facts and dates but is seen as a chance to become a detective and explore the past in an exciting way. The subject is taught through a mixture of teacher led and child centred learning approaches which give the children a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive. History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. Children investigate and record their findings using a variety of media: through literacy, drama, art and ICT.

We want our children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to become aware how people have lived in the past and begin to make links between the past and modern times. We encourage first hand experience wherever possible; field work visits, interactive workshops and visiting experts play an important role in all year groups whenever possible.