History teaching at Wolvey is intended to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past and to inspire them to possess a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want children to thoroughly enjoy learning about history by gaining knowledge and developing their own independent skills, not just through experiences in the classroom using high quality texts, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
Displays In School
Bringing History Alive Through High Quality Texts
We strongly believe that high quality texts should be woven through the whole of the curriculum to support and underpin the children's understanding of unfamiliar concepts and vocabulary. Here is a selection of some of the books that we have used to enhance topics.
The Value of Visitors & Trips!
Here at Wolvey, we know that history can be difficult for children to understand as the world they live in today, is very different to that of the past! Therefore, to help the children engage with the past, we value visitors / historians, who can work alongside our classes, helping to bring topics alive.
Each year, each class tries to plan in trips that are linked to the subjects being explored. In the past, classes have gone digging for fossils at Cross Keys Quarry, visited Tamworth Castle to learn about the Anglo Saxons and taken part in workshops in Stratford Upon Avon, which have allowed the children to become tour guides for the day!
World War 1 in Year 6
In Year 6, the children spend the Autumn Term, learning all about WW1 and its terrible impact on the world. To enhance their experience, we visit The Staffordshire Regiment Museum & we also engage in a workshop in school that allows the children to handle equipment from the time.
Also, for Remembrance, we visit our local village hall and take part in the service there. In the past, the children have also displayed their work, as part of a local event, which celebrated Wolvey's involvement in the Great War.