The study of History at Sedbergh Primary School makes a valuable contribution to the children’s understanding of all aspects of life, giving a sense of identity and heritage. We aim to stimulate the children’s interest and develop their understanding about the past, not only locally, but in Britain and the wider world. Children consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like and how beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.
We have a range of topics that embed chronological understanding and knowledge, as well as allowing the children to be an historian through historical enquiry and interpretation. Where possible we aim to bring the curriculum alive with visits to museums, visitors to the school or themed activity days involving dressing up, cooking and other creative activities.