The aim at Sauncey Wood is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and cultural understanding based on historical heritage. Thus they learn to values their own past and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better to make their own life choices today. Children are taught to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. They develop skills in investigating past events and by doing so develop core skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
At Sauncey Wood, Children in the Early Years access opportunities to develop skills through ‘Understanding the World’. They are encouraged to talk about past and present events and relate these to their peers and their own families. In Key Stage One and Two, children study History and Historical skills as part of their topic themes. Children are offered enrichment trips or themed days, these are used to enhance the History and bring it to life.