History at Pre Prep is an integral part of our creative curriculum approach to learning. We have recently adapted our topics to embrace the new National Curriculum requirements but we also go above and beyond it. We want our pupils to have as broad a range of not only our country’s history but also that of the wider world. For example, a themed week of events to commemorate the beginning of World War I. In a true cross-curricular approach in every subject the children explored the war in its many facets. We learnt facts, causes and consequences but also the personal stories of so many lives, including our own family histories, teaching all of us invaluable lessons of the effect of war.
In Key Stage 1, History and Geography provide the framework for a variety of topic based learning. For example, in the Year 2 topic ‘In the Beginning’ the children learn about the Big Bang and Volcanoes but also study Stone Age Man and the evidence for their existence. This includes a visit to Sherwood Pines, putting the knowledge and skills based learning to practice building shelters and foraging.
In addition children cover a breadth of study from The Egyptians, to Vikings, to Victorians.
We want our children to understand the historical facts but also to have the skills needed for research, learning how to read and interpret a variety of sources and to make judgements on the events of the past which will help them to inform their future.
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