The way we teach History is to try to bring it to life in a meaningful way by making connections for the children between themselves, their families, their surroundings, people they know and people who are famous.
Children are taught about changes within living memory, often associated with daily life within the home environment. Children are asked to bring in artefacts from home which belong to their parents or grandparents to illustrate how life has changed in recent decades.
Children are taught about significant national and global events beyond living memory. These are linked to days of remembrance, anniversaries, or school topics. These topics are brought to life by a visit from Jenny and her History Van. Jenny has explored history in a fun and very engaging way with the children. They have experienced what it was like to live and work in schools, castles and Victorian England.
Children are taught about the lives of significant individuals in the past, including Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria.
Children are taught about local history and the influence it had on shaping daily life today.
The History Van - Homes