History is a subject that appeals to young learners and we aim to make it engaging for our pupils by choosing subjects that we know will interest them......
Key Stage 1 children begin with what they know and consider changes in Home life, School and holidays and compare the past with the equivalent today. We also find the children love the topics about knights and castles, the Great Fire of London, and the lives of famous people such as Florence Nightingale, and Guy Fawkes.
In Key Stage 2 we learn about the .Romans in Britain, and realise that in Lullingston Villa, Rochester and the A2 Watling Street we have evidence of the presence of the Romans two thousand years ago but a few miles from our School.
Similarily with our topic of the Stone Age, where we have the local evidence of the Medway Valley Megaliths to connect us with the early people who lived here many thousands of years ago. We also learn about Kent in World War 2, the South American Mayan people, the Vikings and the Ancient Greeks. Children learn the facts but are also taught the skills of the historian: investigation and research, careful analysis of fact, opinion versus fact, the use of first and secondary sources and so on. Much of the children's English work and art work will centre on the history topic of the term and on any visit to the school you will see examples of history work somewhere on the display boards!