History is taught in a lively and imaginative way at Prince’s Mead. We believe that learning about history is important as it begs the question: How can you know who you are unless you know where you come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before?
History isn’t about the past, it’s about why we are, who we are – and what’s next? History provides us with a body of knowledge essential to our understanding of the development of the modern world. The information handling skills developed through the study of history have wide applicability in everyday life. An awareness of our history helps us to become more responsible citizens today and in the future.
Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, we conduct various trips to places of historical interest such as Fishbourne Palace, Hampton Court, the National Archives, Hyde Abbey, and Winchester College Library.
Cross-curricular links to other subject areas are actively encouraged, for example, in English (with time travel stories to ‘Roman’ times), Digital Learning (with newspaper reports on Boudicca’s revolt) and Design and Technology (by making model Tudor houses).