At Waterfoot Primary School we believe high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
The study of history at Waterfoot is enriched by a wealth of activities that help make it enjoyable, effective and memorable. This could include a re-enactment at a local Castle, playing with Punch and Judy puppets and seaside artefacts from long ago or playing with olden day toys as part of an visit to school. Further examples are experiencing the excitement of Viking life through a visitor bringing the experience to life,or making a trip to see real Egyptian mummies at Manchester museum.
We also take advantage of special events such as the Queen's Jubilee, the Olympic Games in London and special events in the history of our school.