History fires the curiosity of our pupils, helping to cultivate an interest in the past. As they consider how the past influences the present, they develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant people and events. This also improves skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.
History is taught throughout the School, beginning in Reception with the introduction of the past through family and friends. Pupils then move on to basic vocabulary and terminology in Forms 1 and 2 through to causation in the Prep Forms. The Schemes of Work for History are broadly in line with the National Curriculum.
Throughout the School, the acquisition of historical knowledge and skills plays an important part in teaching. Children are given the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as diaries, maps, and artefacts, and the use of ICT is particularly encouraged to aid research and to enhance further learning. There are also trips arranged to Museums and exhibitions where appropriate. We are fortunately located, being close to places such as the Imperial War Museum Manchester, Blists Hill Victorian Village, Lyme Park, Quarry Bank Mill and The Beatles Story...all of which enhance the learning of History at Edenhurst.