In our school, the history curriculum enables our children to become critical thinkers about the past, to ask and answer questions through evidence-based enquiries and to understand how learning about the past can help to change the future. We aim to stimulate our children’s curiosity and develop their understanding of the process of change and how it affects the community and the wider world.
At Whitefield we teach the history objectives from The National Curriculum through our Creative Curriculum.
We teach history in an exciting way. We encourage children to reflect upon evidence and question what we have learnt from the past to help our everyday lives. They engage in drama activities and we have many historical visitors to bring the past to life!
If you would like to know more about History in the National Curriculum visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
Children in our Early Years classes have been finding out about themselves and their families in their All About Me topics. They have talked about who is part of their immediate and wider family and celebrated their diversity and similarities. This helps them to understand each other's differences and how they are all special and unique!
Children in Year 1 have been learning about some of the significant events that are remembered each year. They visited the Cenotaph in Nelson to see the poppy wreaths and created some fantastic artwork to show what they had learnt!
Our topic in Year 2 has been all about explorers. The children have found out about Captain Robert Scott and his expeditions to the South Pole, comparing what life was like for Scott's crew and what it is like for the scientists that work and live at the South Pole today.