History is taught through a topic approach, with each paired year group focusing on different topics throughout a 2 year cycle. The aim is to develop the children’s understanding of the world’s past and how it has developed into the world in which we live in today. We also endeavour to create a sense of passion, enthusiasm and curiosity of the world and to undertake investigations and field trips to further the children's knowledge and understanding.
As the children move through Dormansland, they will learn about significant historical figures, such as Florence Nightingale, Tim Peake, Henry VIII; significant places – Hever Castle and significant events, such as The Great Fire of London. Field trips also provide the opportunity to explore the history of local places. Through the various topics, the children will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history through their studies of the Stone Age through to the Vikings. As the children progress through to Years 5 and 6, they continue to develop their chronological understanding with in-depth studies of immigration and the slave trade; the Greeks; the World Wars and the Mayan civilisation.