‘History fires pupil’s curiosity about the past – it adds colour to the curriculum.’

At Valley End  Infant School the curriculum is designed to stimulate children’s curiosity about the way of life of people living in the past. Children learn about people’s lives and lifestyles and they find out about significant people from the recent and more distant past.

The children have opportunities to visit museums and historical buildings, listen to visiting speakers, use books, videos, old documents, photographs and artefacts to deepen and enhance their interest and understanding. Children also have the opportunity to learn about the past through their own experiences when they take part in role play activities and special themed days. We enrich the curriculum with a visit from a Theatre Company, and a visit from a local Museum.