History is taught in themed cross-curricular study units. The children develop an awareness of the past and the ways in which life was different from the present. They are taught skills (for example how to find out about past using artefacts, photographs and books) as well as learning about past events and famous or influential people.
Wherever possible, a varied and hands-on approach is used so children of all ages engage in activities with artefacts and dressing up opportunities, or make visits to relevant historical sites or museums, or perhaps benefit from a visiting theatre or education group.
Often, historical units are linked with Literacy work as they offer such rich opportunities for talk and writing.