HISTORY AT EGREMONT PRIMARY SCHOOL
History influences all aspects of our lives. At Egremont Primary School we believe it is important to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We do this by teaching children a sense of chronology and developing their historical enquiry skills; through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding. We encourage children to consider how people lived in the past and their impact of history through a range of exciting and creative learning opportunites, including interactive workshops and visits to historical sites to hook and stimulate their interest.
You can support your child at home by:
- Talking about how the world has changed since you were young
- Visiting local areas of interest such as museums and castles
- Researching history topics together
From the National Curriculum:
'A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.'