At Key Stage 1 the emphasis is on the children learning about how things were in the past in relation to how they are now. T he children identify the similarities and differences between the past and modern day life. They learn about significantly influential past events and people, such as The Great Fire of London and Florence Nightingale.
At Key Stage 2, History is taught through a cross curricular approach. The topics covered are: the Ancient Greeks, the Tudors, the Ancient Egyptians, the Stone Age, the Romans, Islam through the Ages, the Vikings and local history studies focused on Cockermouth.
There is a strong emphasis on the children understanding the chronology of the events and being able to place the events in historic order using a timeline. Wherever possible, we incorporate visits, visitors and artefacts to support and enrich the children’s understanding of history.