History inspires children to reach into the past to form ideas for the future. It helps children to understand how our locality, our country and our world developed and changed over time and how it influences what happens now and helps formulate possibilities for what is to come. History helps children to gain a sense of their own identity within their own community and a sense of people’s lives in Britain and the wider world.
At Field House we believe that high-quality lessons should incorporate historical experiences, including visits to historical places of interest and use of books and artefacts. Within History lessons we give the children the time and opportunity to compare, review and add to the knowledge that they gained from previous lessons, developing a sense of curiosity about the past, evaluating and challenging their own views using historical evidence and thus helping them to form the characteristics to become historians. They discuss and write about the changes that happened while they have been alive, before they were alive as well as significant events and people from British History and local History.