Our vision…to be an excellent Christian primary school at the heart of the community where we inspire, excite and enable children to achieve.
The teaching of history at Wateringbury encourages children to develop their skills as time detectives: to be curious, to ask questions and to use a wide variety of sources for their investigations of the past.
Keystage One pupils learn to identify and analyse reasons for change which enables them to explore historical events of national significance more deeply. The study of significant individuals brings history to life and gives children a respect for historical achievements.
Keystage Two children deepen their chronological understanding of British, local and world history. They observe trends and changes and pose questions that are worthy of researching. Pupils are exposed to a range of historical sources and they explore the different ways evidence can be used and interpreted. Pupils are also encouraged to pursue individual lines of interest and to use a wide variety of sources for their own research.
Visits to historic places of interest and visiting history workshops help to bring history “alive” and to stimulate and broaden the children’s interest and experience.
History topics across the school:
When I was a baby
Space – Moon landing & Neil Armstrong
Sequencing events in stories
Great Fire of London
Battle of Hastings
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age