History is the study of places, people and events over time. Reflecting on their impact and consequences.
Our view of History at Aldeburgh is that through investigation and enquiry, children develop an understanding of how History has had an impact on our lives today both locally, nationally and internationally. Whilst it is important for children to have facts, we wish to encourage independent and critical thinking which will foster an understanding of ‘why’ as well as ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘where’. Regular time for discussion is planned for across all classes which fosters an attitude of enquiry, and encourages children to ask, as well as answer, questions about history.
Each unit being planned includes opportunities for children to investigate, handle artefacts, pictorial evidence, watch historical footage, take part in role play activities, visit relevant sites and museums and where appropriate, experience oral history, engaging with historical characters and ways of life. History should be an interactive subject which strives to ignite a child’s natural curiosity.