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Summerlea CP School Growing thoughtful learners and independent thinkers


In our historical teaching, we aim to immerse the children in high-quality experiences in an attempt to bring to life the content first-hand. This is usually at the beginning of the topic to hook the children in.

Our classrooms learning environments are consistent in promoting a key driving question about the historical content at hand. Alongside this, key facts and essential vocabulary is modelled on display to immerse the children further.

At the beginning of topic, concept maps with key questions are used alongside curriculum-based quizzes to establish a platform to build upon. This is then reviewed at the end of the topic to show a progression in learning.

Our historians will be given a variety of experiences in and out of the classroom where appropriate to enhance and create memorable learning opportunities to further support and develop their understanding. This could include the handling of artefacts or visitors coming in to bring learning to life.