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Manland pupils enjoy developing a good knowledge of historical topics, acquiring a detailed understanding of the past.  They learn to ask questions, research evidence, draw conclusions and communicate their findings.

History at our school aims to:-

  • Inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world
  • Encourage thinking about how the past influences the present
  • Support students to develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people
  • Encourage a sense of identity and an increased understanding of pupils’ own position in their own community and the world
  • Develop a range of skills and abilities – particularly those related to finding out about the past, explaining what happened and what people then and now think about what happened

Year 2 enjoyed looking at historical artefacts, comparing life during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.

In October, to mark Black History Month, the whole school enjoyed an African Dance Workshop.  They learned dance moves relating to the landscape, wildlife and and traditions of Africa.