Our history curriculum helps all our children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past as well as providing an opportunity to examine the development of other civilisations and cultures. It aims to inspire our children’s curiosity, to help them think critically and to ask perceptive questions, to weigh-up evidence and examine different perspectives in order that they will be able to make reasoned and informed judgements.
History is narratives, and at Copthorne Prep we study those people, actions, decisions, interactions and behaviours that have shaped the world in which we live. Each topic is introduced in a lively and engaging way to inspire the children to have a love for the past, and we employ a variety of teaching techniques: traditional historical enquiry; role-play; visits to places of historical interest along with plenty of thought-provoking discussions.
Copthorne children will leave the school as able and confident historians, equipped with the skills they need to engage in the analysis of increasingly complex themes and to address with confidence the challenges of future public examinations.