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History

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History is taught through our Themed curriculum. Children learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They look at a range of sources of information to help them investigate the past in depth. A range of trips, visits and visitors are arranged to provide experiential and engaging learning opporunities.

We see History as not just facts and dates but challenge pupils to become detectives by exploring the past in an exciting way. History enables our children to compare and contrast, to examine why and how things have changed, to learn about historical figures and develop their research skills. We encourage children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers, who begin to understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to their modern life. We provide first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and exciting visits.

The external sites listed below are recommeded to help with research, whether required as part of Theme homework or purely for interest. Please note that, as these are external sites, it is possible that they may change or disappear without warning!:

Web icon Snaith Primary school website Various periods from History have separate links through this site.

Web icon BBC Schools - Primary History History from the Ancient Greeks through to WWII.

Web icon William Cobbett Junior School History Topics.

Web icon Crickweb's Key Stage 1 History links and Web icon Key Stage 2

Web icon BBC History links for schools