At Sunny Bank we aim to stimulate children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and ways in which it differs from the present. We believe that learning about the past helps children to make sense of the world in which they live and to develop analytical thinking.
We believe that the study of History makes a valuable contribution to the children’s understanding of all aspects of life giving a sense of identity and heritage.
We use 6 topic-based themes across the year to ensure that children are excited and engaged through the best possible and meaningful experiences.
Our learning environment is deliberately planned to ensure that children can develop their own ideas and make links between what they know and new experiences.
Provocations and associated materials linked to the weeks story and topic are available for children to explore.
KS1 and KS2
We use 3 history based, recurring themes across the year to teach the knowledge and skills content of our history progression maps.
The children will develop and deepen their understanding in the following areas: chronological understanding, knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, historical interpretation and historical investigation.
Wow days and special weeks are organised to bring history to life.
We build in cross curricular links, where possible, so that children learn more and remember more in all subjects.