History in The Prep Department
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Welcome to Prep History
History in Trinity Prep Department focuses on enabling children to think as historians.
We place emphasis on examining historical artefacts and primary resources. In each
Key Stage we give the children the opportunity to visit sites of historical significance
and encourage visitors to come into the classroom and talk about their experiences
of events in the past.
Aims and Curriculum
The aim of history in the Prep Department is to stimulate the children’s interest
and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and to consider
how events in the past have affected their lives today.
We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of
identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Thus they
learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain
and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their
own life choice today. We teach them to investigate these past events and, by doing
so, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
Class teachers usually teach History to their own class. Topics covered are as follows:
History makes a significant contribution to the Early Learning Goal's objectives
of developing a child’s knowledge and understanding of the world through activities
such as dressing up in historical costumes, looking at pictures from the past or
discovering the meaning of old and new in relation to their own lives and noting
the passage of time.
Remembrance Sunday and the Gunpowder Plot, Toys, Seaside Holidays.
Homes, Florence Nightingale, The Fire of London.
Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt.
Invaders and Settlers- Stone Age, Bronze Age, Celts, Iron Age, Romans, Saxons, Vikings.
Tudors, Explorations and Encounters.
Victorians, Britain since 1930.
Extra Curricular Activities
Recent History Trips have included:
Teignmouth beach and Pier, Powderham Castle, Exeter Museum, Kent’s Cavern, Bronze
Age Hut at Heatree Activity Centre, Dartmoor, Roman Museum and Amphitheatre, Caerleon,
Wales, Roman Baths, Bath, Buckland Abbey, Golden Hind, Plymouth, Coldharbour Mill,
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