History is a central subject in developing enquiry and analytical skills, as well as gaining knowledge and understanding about the world in which we live. Children enjoy investigating, exploring and applying skills in real life contexts; some of our most memorable humanities work takes place through our cross- curricular themed days, such as Viking, Egyptian or Roman days.
History is enthusiastically taught in this school and you only need to walk around the classrooms to see its impact and importance. The children love to learn and apply new historical skills in history lessons and in the broader curriculum.
From EYFS to Year 6 history is being taught in a variety of ways to introduce and encourage a passion for learning about the past and helping to influence the future.
As you can see below, we love bringing History and Geography to life at The Berkeley!
Lest we forget.
As a community history is very important here at The Berkeley. As such, for the centenary of the First World War, the whole school reflected on this important event by creating our own take on The Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.'
The children really took on board the importance and symbolism, and we reflected on the enormous sacrifice millions of soldiers made and the vast number of different faiths, ethnicities and creeds that fought for England.
On the 11th myself and the Head boy, Head girl and their deputies attended the memorial parade and service in Crewe town centre. I was very proud of the children when laying the wreath and observing a respectful silence.