At Meadows, we aim to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and events that took place in the past. The teaching of History fires pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the world. Through the use of memorable moments such as workshops, visits and visitors to the school, we aim to bring History to life for our pupils. We aim to encourage pupils to think critically about the world around them and events that have happened in the past, through the use of enquiry led teaching.
History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity within modern Britain.
Chronology, enquiry and interpretation skills are used to investigate past events and significant people both in their local area and the rest of the world, helping to develop our pupils sense of cultural capital. As a school we work closely with the local community, including the local parish council, for events such as Remembrance Day, Black History Month and the Census Project. Other cross curricular whole school events include the Decades Project and British Science Week, where each class is encouraged to learn about a significant scientist or scientific discovery from the past. Our pupils are extremely proud of their heritage, and always show great enthusiasm for History at Meadows Primary.