At North Lakes we see history providing an opportunity to develop skills of enquiry and questioning; to become open minded “historical detectives” and explore the past in an exciting way. We aim to provide first hand experiences with role play, class visits, workshops and visiting experts playing an important part in all our historical studies.
History is taught through our cross curricular projects. The past comes to life when children use a variety of sources of information to find clues and evidence and take part in discussions with their peers. Through History, children learn to make comparisons and links between the past and modern times and discover how and why things have changed.
Pupils learn to think critically and ask perceptive questions, critically think , weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. They learn about people and events in the past, their locality, their lives in Britain and the wider world, and realise that these have influenced our lives today. Children are taught how to investigate and record their findings in interesting and creative ways including writing, art, drama and computing.
Subject Leader: Ms C Rollings