History has an important role in the curriculum at Whyteleafe School. The topics we teach develop the natural curiosities of the children and prompts them to ask questions and to seek answers. Topics are engaging and fun with many children developing a love of the subject and spending time at home digging deeper into them. Through History, children learn the valuable skills of research, selecting and evaluating evidence, drawing conclusions and arguing their point of view. Their learning can influence their decisions about their own choices, attitudes and values.
Quotes from children:
'I liked learning about World War 2 because it was fun and we went to a local airfield to see the artefacts.'
'In Year 2, we learned about the Great Fire of London, we even had the Fire Brigade come and visit!'
'I loved learning about Ancient Egypt because it was interesting to learn about the different cultures of the past. I really liked our work on Mummies!'