History at Lady Barn is taught by teachers with a passion and love of the subject. It is both a discrete and cross-curricular subject, in which the children’s natural enthusiasm and interest is channelled into being enquiring learners by looking at how societies have changed over time, how people have behaved and how this may have had an effect upon us today.
We want our pupils to understand and value the different periods in time, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills through project work. The History curriculum, from Year Two onwards, is taught in chronological order; starting with Ancient Egypt and finishing with the Victorians in Year Six.
The History curriculum is complimented by a range of visits and visitors designed to make the subject as interesting and as real as possible.
- Erdigg Hall – 17th / 18th Century role play
- Deva – Roman Chester
- Skipton Castle – The Wars of the Roses / Civil War
- Bath – Roman Baths
- Canal Boat Museum
- Viking visitor
- The Young Shakespeare Company
- Portsmouth – Naval Dockyard – HMS Victory / HMS Warrior
History is a language based subject, and as such it extends the children’s literacy skills as they comprehend texts and other materials, alongside developing their thinking skills.
Mrs P Atkinson – Head of History