We love learning about the past in St. Christopher's and the History curriculum really enables us to explore what life was like in Britain and beyond in recent and older History. We use 'Key Stage History' to support in our planning and delivery of many of our History units.
"A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time." National Curriculum 2014
Some Examples of our History Studies
In Year One the children study the topic of 'Toys' where they explore old and new toys and how the impact of certain toys and games have affected our lives today. The children play with old and new toys, sort them, investigate the similarities and differences between them and decide why some toys have lasted the test of time better than others.
Our History Curriculum provides opportunities for the children to study events in British History that have been of significant impact. Year 2 study one such event when they learn all about the Great Fire of London and in Year 6, they study the impact of the Blitz during World War 2.
One thing that History really allows us to do in St. Christopher's is experience 'hands on' what it was like to live hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Year 3 visit Chester during their Romans unit of work and Year 4 visit the World Museum of Liverpool to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians and to take part in a workshop that teaches them how to mummify a body!