The study of History is important if children are to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world they inhabit. The subject is an important vehicle for honing a range of important skills associated with thinking and expression, and children learn to think critically, understanding, analysing and interpreting historical evidence with confidence. We hope what we teach in Junior School will inspire in our pupils a lifelong curiosity in the people, places and events that have shaped history.
An extensive programme of workshops and field trips, local and further afield, help to bring our studies alive. The Year 6 overnight field trip to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth is particularly popular. We also use the internet for historical investigations and research and there is a ‘History on the Web’ club for enthusiasts.