Using their own history and experience as a starting point, we give children the opportunity to develop an awareness of the past, an understanding of how and why things change and how events shape the present and future.
Across the key stages children study the local environment, the lives of important people in history, different civilisations and eras and make full use of historical sources, including artefacts, books, pictures, photographs and oral history. Visits to museums and other places of historical interest are organised regularly.
As with history, children initially learn about their own immediate locality. This knowledge is then extended to include Great Britain, Europe and the wider world. Children study the human and physical processes that shape different places and find out about the people who live in them.