Where possible History is taught as part of the thematic curriculum at Shirley Manor Primary.

Careful planning ensures progression of both knowledge and skills from Year 1 through to Year 6. Learning is also enhanced and ‘brought to life’ by a range of activities which include visitors to the school, workshops and trips to both the local area and places of historical interest.

In History, children study a range of different time periods and significant individuals from the past, allowing them to develop a chronological knowledge of British, local and world history. In lessons, they are encouraged to ask questions and carry out enquiries, using sources and other historical information to address and answer those questions.

The History topics provide links with other areas of the curriculum, particularly Computing and English. Children often use the computers for research and also to present their findings. Furthermore, there are many opportunities for writing, e.g. weather reports, balanced arguments, newspaper articles etc.

At Shirley Manor Pupils will access an enquiry led History curriculum which will be implemented in the Early Years Foundation Stage and continue throughout school to the end of Year 6. They will explore the past and learn about key periods. They will order events in time and develop a chronological framework for our knowledge of significant events and people. Pupils will be be inspired to explore the history of our local area as well as Britain’s past and that of the wider world.