History is taught by class teachers in three annual modules in years 1 to 6. In EYFS, history is taught through story-telling, carpet time, and immersive play.
Why is the teaching of history important for Roydon pupils?
Studying history is important because it allows our pupils to understand the past, which in turn allows them to understand our present. If we want to know how and why our world is the way it is today, we have to look to history for answers. If pupils study the successes and failures of the past, they may, ideally, be able to learn from these mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future.
Studying history also provides our pupils with insight into our culture as well as cultures with which they might be less familiar, thereby increasing cross-cultural awareness, tolerance and understanding.