History in the Carey Federation: maybe it's a trip to learn about the Fire of London; maybe your child is asked to dress as a Victorian school child to experience the typical school day for a Victorian child; maybe they will read the Stoneage-Boy will help to find out about such a different time a long, long, long time ago; maybe simply asking our parents and grandparents provides evidence and interest of the past. For sure, within the Carey Federation we continue to look for ways to enthuse and captivate the children in their learning of the past.
Through purposeful and high-quality history teaching the children of the Carey Federation gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our lessons aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We focus on content and enquiry based learning. The children from EYFS to Y6 are equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. By developing this approach the children will begin to foster an enthusiasm and interest in the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, and be able to make links to their own identity and the challenges of their time.
It's a wonderful subject that develops speaking and listening skills and allows for a great deal of cross curricular work.