At All Saints’ we hope to inspire the children through our History teaching to be curious about the past and the way it affects our lives today. We aim to give the children a greater understanding of the World they live in and its History. Our aim is for them is to use this knowledge to have better informed values and attitudes. We endeavour to deepen our pupils’ understanding of people in other societies, religions, and cultures and countries, as well as their own. We teach history skills progressively from Nursery to Y6 so that the children are able to find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. History skills are taught in line with the new curriculum and through the current class topic.
The children’s knowledge is enhanced by many school trips to places of historical interest as a well as drama workshops, themed historical days, and close links to Wandsworth Museum. Recently we have worked with Kensington Palace as a whole school on their ‘Time Explorers’ project. The older children have entered and been prize winners in the ‘Wandsworth Heritage Award’.