History at Hardwick
‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’
At Hardwick Primary School, 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 topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come 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 who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. 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. In addition to this children enjoy taking part in theme days such as “Roman day” when they are able to come to school in costume and activities are planned to make history really seem to 'come alive' for the children.