Welcome to our 'History' page.
At St. Stephens Junior School we view history not only as simply revising dates and facts, but we try to approach the teaching of history in an interesting and imaginative way, such as encouraging children to become detectives and explore the past both independently and creatively.
History throughout the school is largely taught through a topic-based approach and can often feed into children’s work across the curriculum, such as in English and Maths, as well as through whole year group days such as ‘Ancient Greek Day’ in Year 4. Children are given the opportunity to explore history in the local area as well as having the chance to handle real life artefacts.
We believe that the teaching of history at St. Stephen's Junior School should inspire children to find out more about the past and their place in the world. We encourage the children to become inquisitive thinkers in history, asking and answering historical questions. History allows the children to compare and contrast the present and the past in both England and the wider world, examining changes and continuity from the Stone Age to present day.
We believe that it is through the teaching of History children may gain a historical perspective of their place in the world which helps children to prepare themselves for their future lives in modern Britain.