At Oakfield we believe that our history curriculum provides learning that inspires children’s’ curiosity to know more about the past. It allows them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. All our history links through to other curriculum subjects and it often takes the lead for the year group focus for a term or half term. Across the school the children cover six British history studies, one early civilization study, one study of ancient Greece and one non-European study.
We aim to bring History to life for children through a variety of ways including:
Role play and drama
Visiting places that link to the areas we learn about
Exploring artefacts first hand
Investigating events and drawing conclusions
Inviting experts in to school
Drawing links between it and other curriculum areas e.g. DT, PE, English