The aim of History teaching at St Peter’s and Clifton Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past, both in Britain, locally and in the wider world.
We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Such studies should help the children to understand more about themselves as individuals, as members of society and about the challenges of their time.
Children learn about changes and events within living memory and beyond, and to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. We also teach children to investigate these past events and, by doing so, to understand the methods of historical enquiry. Teaching will equip pupils to ask and answer perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
(Mrs Wood, History Coordinator).
Children in Y4 research what a stone age settlement looks like. Visit our Y4 Class pages to view the results.
Our children in Year 5 and 6 spend a day at Oakwell Hall. This is furnished as a family home in the 1690s and offers visitors a real insight into a post-English Civil War household. Whilst there, our children wear authentic clothes and eat food of the era. See photos of our trip to Oakwell Hall here.
Our children in Year 5 and 6 also re-enact the Battle of Bosworth. They produce shields, helmets, swords and a red or white rose. They are split into two opposing camps - The House of York led by King Richard III and the House of Lancaster led by Henry Tudor. They then go into battle! View photos of our Battle of Bosworth re-enactment on our Y5/6 Class Pages.