In EYFS the children learn about past and present events in their own lives and lives of family members.the history of their families.
During key stage 1 the children learn about people's lives and lifestyles. They find out about significant men, women, children and events from the recent and more distant past.
They listen and respond to stories and use a variety of sources of information to help them ask and answer questions. The children learn how the past is different from the present.
They are taught to place events and objects in chronological order and to use common words and phrases relating to the passage of time.
Children are also taught to recognise why people did things, why events happened and what changes may have occured as a result. They have the opportunity to find out about the past from a range of sources.
Year 1 learn about local history of Holmes Chapel. They also learn about significant individuals and changes within living memory.
Year 2 learn about events in World War 2, evacuation, rationing etc. These are also related to their own locality - training of paratroopers at Ringway etc.They also study significant individuals who contributed to national and international achievements,Winston Churchill, George VI etc.
In key stage 2 the pupils learn about significant people, events and places in Britain, and the world, from the Victorian era to the time of the Roman conquest.
Year 3 learn about The Victorians, looking at the differences in the lives of people in different areas of society, beginning to understand the reasons for change.
Year 4 learn about the Tudor period, looking at differences between rich and poor. They study how entertainment from that time has changed or remains the same. They also study early civilisations in the Indus valley, how they developed and the reasons for their demise.
Year 5 learn about the Vikings and their raids and invasions and The Roman Empire's impact on Britain. They also study the differences between the Roman and Viking periods.
Year 6 study Ancient Greece, its achievements and influence on the western world.
Each year group will look at history in a variety of ways, for example from political, economic, technological and scientific, social, religious, cultural or aesthetic perspectives. They use a wide variety of sources and learn that the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.
We consider that visits to historic buildings, sites and museums offer the children the best "hands on experiences" and endeavour to arrange this whenever possible. Similarly, the wearing of costumes from the period further enhances the experience and we thank the parents for supporting the staff in this!