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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’


History is taught through our topic lessons to ensure the children gain a wide breadth of knowledge whilst at Harthill.  Much of the work in this area of the curriculum will start with the children being involved in a first hand experience - e.g. visits, classroom displays or specimens, school activities.  This first- hand experience provides the stimulus for a wide variety of activities usually involving the finding and handling of information.

Care is taken to ensure that there is a fair balance between the 'subject areas' studied in this work.  Throughout, our aim is to stimulate the children's interest in an area of study, and to use that interest to develop the necessary skills and knowledge.
We value a practical, purposeful approach to learning.

In line with the new curriculum from September 2014 we study history around the world as well as an increased focus on British history and our local area. For more information regarding the History curriculum or the topics your child will study, please speak to our History coordinator or your child's class teacher.