History

Boys at Wetherby Kensington are encouraged to be keen explorers of the past. Through their investigation of events of the past, boys will broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live and be able to make informed decisions, developing a chronological understanding that is linked to their place in the world.

At Wetherby Kensington we aim to:

  • Encourage and foster enjoyment of history
  • Develop pupils’ chronological awareness
  • Expose pupils to a range of historical resources (primary and secondary) including trips, internet resources, books, sound and visual resources and speakers
  • Develop pupils’ thinking skills, encouraging pupils to question, explain and describe their knowledge and understanding
  • Encourage pupils to make decisions based on evidence
  • Enable pupils to record and communicate their historical knowledge in a variety of ways
  • Compare and contrast the past with the present

Our primary objective is to encourage and foster enjoyment of history from an early age. This is achieved through exposing boys to a range of historical resources including trips, internet resources, books, sound and visual resources and guest speakers. We develop the boys’ thinking skills, encouraging them to question, explain and describe their knowledge and understanding. We equip boys to be able to make decisions based on evidence and to record and communicate their historical knowledge in a variety of ways, comparing and contrasting the past with the present.

An integrated, cross curricular approach is very highly regarded at Wetherby Kensington and we aim to ensure that boys have an understanding of the connections between history and other disciplines. Topics throughout each term are closely linked with a number of subjects, in particular creative writing and comprehension, art and computing. Within these topics, boys will investigate the people, places and events that make up the stories of the past.