At Ashbourne Hilltop, we view History not only as simple facts and dates but encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way. History is taught through a cross-curricular based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past comes alive.

History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open-minded and enquiring thinkers.  We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and, wherever possible, arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.

History National Curriculum 

Find out more about the History National Curriculum for key stages 1 and 2

What we teach in EYFS in History.