The aim of history teaching at Hartley Primary Academy is to stimulate the children’s interest and facilitate their understanding about the life of people who lived in the past – their actions, their motives and their environment.
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. We enable children to understand how events in the past influence our present lives; we also encourage them to question, investigate and analyse these past events and by doing so develop the personal skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
To enhance the children’s learning experience in history they are given the opportunity to visit historic sites and museums, and have theatre groups come to the school to re-enact significant characters and events from history, bringing the subject to life and increasing their appreciation, understanding and engagement.
Mrs Cashmore and Miss Grundy