The children are given access to a huge range of history, from the Ancient Egyptians right up to the 1980s and beyond. Lower down the school, history is taught in a topical setting, meaning the children can engage in their history on a cross-curricular basis. Across the year groups we give children the opportunity to visit sites of historical significance. We encourage visitors to come into the school and talk about their experiences of events in the past. On top of this, we host an historical day once a year which involves dressing up, role play as well as a host of historically accurate games and activities. The local history topic covered in Year 6 allows the children to understand the historical events on a personal level by giving them the opportunity to research their family history during the time of the Sheffield Flood.
Although lessons are taught in mixed ability groups, we seek to provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. All in all, the children are given the opportunity to develop an awareness of the past in ways which are different to the present.