In the teaching of History our aims are to arouse an interest in the past and introduce children to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past. We hope that the girls will enjoy the subject of history and develop confidence and a sense of achievement through learning to express themselves clearly in speech and writing, as well as developing their reading skills.
History is important because in learning about the past, the girls can make sense of the society in which they live now. We study a range of topics covering British history and the wider world, using the National Curriculum as a framework. Topics include: Ancient Greece and Egypt, Aztecs, Prehistoric Britain, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and Britain during and after World War II. There are many workshops and visits designed to enhance their studies, including a residential trip to York to study Vikings.