At St Oswald's our pupils develop their history skills, in line with the national curriculum programme of study for History, through a wide range of topics, trips and experiences. The Early Years Framework is the foundation for these skills and provides the building blocks for all future learning in history.
We believe history is best learned through rich contexts and experiences. In KS1 and EYFS our children use a variety of activities to bring history to life. We also provide rich historical contexts for pupils to explore chronology, historical enquiry and communicate their findings through a range of media. In Year 4 the children visit a Roman exhibition at Lancaster City Museum where they meet a Roman soldier and learn all about Roman life and in Year 6, we explore the events of World War 2 including an evacuee experience. We are also part of the Lancashire Museum loans service, where artefacts and replicas are loaned to the school for the children to use as part of their lessons and see 'real life' examples of the historical themes discussed.