At Stanley school, the history curriculum is divided into three key stages and is as 'hands on' as possible with a multi sensory approach. Each child has their own Learning Journal which begins in Foundation and is added to throughout their school years with achievements they have made. At the end of their time at Stanley School the files are presented to each individual child at the leaver's assembly, meaning they have a record of the time and achievements they have made during their time at school including photographic evidence of a range of experiences, birthdays celebrations and some worksheets.
Children in Foundation begin to have an understanding of 'Time', in their Knowledge and Understanding topics. This focuses on their own experiences, including class trips and enjoyment.
Key Stage One children follow a three plan, including topics'Toys','The Seaside', 'Transport' and 'Clothes'.Staff aim to make their experiences as meaningful as possible, with opportunity for trying on clothes,handling atefacts and going on relevant trips e.g. to the boat museum for 'Homes' topic and the transport museum for 'Transport' topic.
Children in key Stage Two follow a three year plan, including The Romans,when they had a historical day in Chester with a centurion! The Aztecs and The Tudors. Staff make history cross curricular e.g. D.T, making clay pots, F.T. cooking and eating recipes from the time being studied,Art making and painting sheilds etc,I.C.T., using the internet and Music, listening to music from time being studied.
Some photographs of children having fun in their historical learning and enquiry.