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To gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world by exploring the complexity of people’s live, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.  


At Sandown we follow an enquiry based and concept led approach to learning. Children will ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

See cornerstones 2022 curriculum for further information on how this is implemented. To read our History curriculum overview please click here.

For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.

History lessons

Year 3 started the year with a Stone Age day to kick start their new History topic. As part of this day, the children came to school wearing traditional Stone Age clothing. Throughout the day the children took part in lots of fun-filled activities to support their learning. They start the day foraging the woods for leaves before making their own Stone Age necklaces out of clay. They created their necklaces with clay teeth, bones and flax. To finish the day the children had a go at cave painting. They drew pictures they imagined might have been on the walls such as hunters, animals and sceneries.