At Ashurst Wood Primary School, we view History not just as simple facts and dates. We pride ourselves on giving the children a rich experience through which they can become actively and imaginatively involved with the past. They will have access to a wide range of historical sources, representations and activities. In this way, we hope children will be help to develop an understanding of the present in the context of the past, a sense of their own identity and an insight into the world around them.
History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historial characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and wherever possible arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historial interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.
If you would like any further information about the teaching of History in our School please contact Mrs Blake Hatton, our Humanities Leader.