At Northbourne, the learning and teaching is focused on providing opportunities for the children to develop their understanding of the rich and varied history of the world around us. History is taught through our topic-based learning, which allows the children to immerse themselves in history through a cross-curricular setting to get the most out of their learning. Our main goal when teaching history at Northbourne is to develop a passion in our pupils about all aspects of history, children are encouraged to use all of their school values to become effective Historians who are confident using skills such as: debating, investigating, and judging different points of view.
Over the year, we have a number of themed days such as a World War II dress up day and Victorian school day. Each year group will link their history learning to their weekly Forest school to enable the children to benefit from learning about history in a more practical way.