Why is History important? - Our Curriculum Intent
History enables children to understand the past and how it shapes our lives today in Britain. History also gives the children the opportunity to practise and apply key skills in speaking and listening, reading, writing, computing and mathematics.
At Paddocks we encourage the children to be curious about the past and teach them how Britain and the world has changed over time. As they grow older, the children will develop their chronological skills and make links between different periods of history and will be able to compare and contrast ways of life. In addition, the children will be able to develop their ability to interpret evidence and ask and answer questions about what they are studying.
What does History look like at Paddocks? - Our Curriculum Implementation
We use Kapow to support our teaching of History. The children in KS1 learn about how we make history, how toys have changed in the past and how explorers have changed the world. As the children move into KS2 they focus on topics such as The Vikings, World War II and The Tudors. British History is taught chronologically to support children with their understanding of timelines. At Paddocks there are lots of exciting hands on opportunities such as an Egyptian day and an air raid experience. The children have also enjoyed recent trips to The Imperial War Museum in Duxford and The Fitzwilliam Museum amongst others.
What do our pupils think? - Our Curriculum Impact
‘We loved working on the Greeks and getting dressed up in old fashioned clothes.’
‘We found the Ancient Egyptians fascinating; we even got to make our own Canopic jars and mummify our classmates!’
'I loved learning about toys that children used to play with.'
'I liked comparing my toys with my Grandads ones.'