In Reception and Key Stage 1 we aim to give the children an introduction to life in times past. Within each unit of work, we experience living history by means of artefacts, photographs, visits to places of historical interest and visits from local residents to find out about topics and famous people. Key Stage 2 builds on this foundation, looking at specific periods and cultures in history.
Archaeological and historical evidence is used to support this work, both in the classroom and on visits to museums and sites, with children making their own deductions about how people used to live. We explore the influence of the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings on Britain as well as
the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians.