Welcome to the History page
Over the four years at Highfield Junior School, your child will study history from 3100 BCE with the start of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, to 1945 with the end of World War II. As well as looking at primary and secondary sources to see what happened, we will be developing understanding of why change has happened and how people felt about it. Studying history gives us an excellent opportunity to develop thinking skills and early analytical skills. Each topic will be supported by a school trip to immerse your child in the period studied and to bring the history alive.
History is great fun! You can support your child’s learning by visiting some of the many museums and historical sites that are available in and around London. These visits can be followed up by looking online at some of the interactive activities available on museum websites. There are also some very good historical novels which you can share with your child – please click on the links below.
Please see below for the details of the National Curriculum for History, which we adhere to: