History Trip

Pre-Prep History

The aims of teaching History in the Pre-Prep are to promote an interest and awareness of the past and to appreciate the thoughts, beliefs, motives and actions of people that lived long ago. In the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum History is incorporated into the Understanding of the World area of learning. Young children are given opportunities to talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. In Key Stage One the children learn about people's lives and lifestyles. They find out about men, women, children and events from the past. They are given the opportunities to listen to and respond to stories and to use sources of information, such as books, artifacts and the internet, to encourage them to ask and answer historical questions. The children learn how the past is different from the present and this is enhanced by providing opportunities to visit places with historical interest. Recent trips have included a 'Victorian Workshop' at Tiverton museum, a visit to Tiverton Castle and experiencing a 'Victorian Christmas' at Killerton House.