• Our aims in History are to broaden children’s knowledge and experiences of the world in which they live, and to give them an idea of how past events have influenced and shaped present-day life.

    We begin from the child’s own experience such as home, family and school. This is followed by the study of local areas and often includes out of school visits. We are in an ideal region for the study of local history and geographical features with its easy access to castles, cathedrals, coastlines, early settlements and other aspects of the present and past. We use DVDs, photographs, models and artefacts from museums and libraries to support this work.

    The curriculum places particular emphasis on learning the chronology (time order) of significant events which is something we are embracing at West View. Each classroom displays a timeline which is populated as events are studies in order that children learn about periods of time in relation to others. 

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