“How do you know what you are, unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next.”
(Tony Robinson – National Curriculum Handbook)
At Dubmire Primary School we explore the past in an exciting way. History is taught as part of our creative curriculum and children throughout the school have the opportunity to develop their understanding of chronology and how past events have influenced society today. This approach gives pupils a chance to explore, investigate and record their feelings using a range of media e.g. literacy, drama, art and ICT.
History allows our children to learn to compare and contrast, also to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We encourage children to be open-minded and inquisitive and to understand cause and effect. Where ever possible we provide the opportunity for handling real artefacts and making field trips to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or inviting specialists for in-school workshops.