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Our aims of teaching history are:

  • For children to develop a good chronological understanding and knowledge of key events and people in history.
  • To develop and range of historical knowledge and understanding.
  • Through historical enquiry to develop children’s ability to analysis and interpret both primary and secondary evidence.
  • Use a range of media including information technology, to present and discuss their historical understanding.
  • To develop an empathy for historical events and people


The Centenary of World War One


Last year in June, Mrs Middleham's class marked the centenary of World War One by creating a class poem.  This week we looked at the poem again to remind us of all the brave people during 1914 -1918.  Armistice Day is on 11th November.  A two minutes silence is observed at 11 o'clock, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, because this is when World War One , or the Great War, ended in 1918.  This anniversary is also used to remember all the people who've died in wars since World War One.

The Centenary of World War One - Armistice Day 2014


Mrs Middleham's class attended a special Remembrance Service at Wigton Cemetary.  It was important for us to represent our school in thinking about all those who lost their lives in World War One and those soldiers, who today, serve to protect us.  As you can see in the photographs the children were superstars; attentive and questioning.  Once the service had ended, the children enjoyed talking to members of the community. 

History in the National Curriculum

History offers opportunities for children to develop an understanding of their identity, present circumstances and their relationship with the global community through the study of the past in Britain and the wider world. Children develop a chronological framework based on significant events and people. They develop and understanding, empathy and respect for the diversity of human experience. They study of history provides the skills of research, questioning and making decisions of both a pragmatic and moral nature. They learn to build imaginative models to test and compare opinions and points of view. These are all skills which will be valuable to themselves and their community in adult life.

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