At Dunsville Primary School, we teach History following the National Curriculum programme of study. We want our pupils to learn history through knowledge based and enquiry led learning. We encourage pupils to explore the past by asking questions and making links across the curriculum. History is taught mainly through a topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.
History allows our pupils to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We encourage pupils to make links and comparisons to help them understand how people have lived in the past and current experiences and events in modern life. We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and wherever possible arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.
Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a day at Cusworth House, taking part in a Great Fire of London Workshop.
Year 3 travelled back in time to experience a Stone Age Day in school.