At Canklow we believe that History should be a ‘hands-on’ subject in which the children can drive the direction of their learning. Through the use of high-quality resources, visitors and school trips we aim to provide all children access to unique learning experiences. We actively encourage children to ask questions and complete their own research to further their learning.
Within the foundation stage and Key Stage 1 our History curriculum allows us to focus on history topics related to the children. They study the history of our local area as well as the history of their own lives. This helps these children to gain a sound understanding of their place in the world as well as of their place in time. Children will also look at major historical events and figures.
As children develop and progress through Key Stage 2, they begin to study historical eras in more depth. These range from the Stone Age in Year 3 to World War II in Year 6. This allows children to gain an understanding of significant civilisations and assess the influence they have had on our modern world.