In history, our aim is for our children to have a deep understanding and knowledge of the past so that they can understand and make sense of the world they live in. We realise this aim through our thematic lessons, presenting historical periods in chronological order, focusing around key strands such as ‘war and conquest’ and ‘science and technology’, which allows each new topic to build upon prior learning from previous years. There are opportunities to explore history at a local, national and global level, appealing to the context and interests of our children.

The teaching of historical enquiry, interpretation and chronology ensures that children progress as historians during their time at Northfield Manor, leaving with a deep and rich understanding of the past, able to ask perceptive questions and to think critically.