History Lead - Mrs Lambert

Learning about the past is crucial to our understanding of the present, and children are always curious about the people who form their past and the actions that created their country. I know that the children at Etchells love their History topics and remember what they have learnt.

Visits, visitors and themed days help bring History alive for our children, as you will see from the photos. Stories and drama are another key part of the cross-curricular teaching of History, and help children empathise with their ancestors,

At Foundation Stage children begin to use the language of time and find out about their own past. At Key Stage 1 they focus on important events and personalities involved in shaping our past, and at Key Stage 2 undertake more independent inquiries to answer key questions about British, European and World History. Take a look at the Skills Progression chart to find out about the development of our Historical expertise.

We have recently started a corridor - length timeline at Etchells so that key events are appreciated in chronological order - an important element in their understanding.

Having quite a long history myself must help with this role, but I am also a History enthusiast with a particular interest in local history. I make good use of my National Trust membership to visit all the wonderful places of interest we have nearby.


4M have contemplated which Greek Philosopher was the most influential. We looked at the impact their ideas have made on our lives today. We then democratically voted to decide. Watch our presentations to see which one you would choose. The winner was...

We have also looked at the role Harriet Tubman played in the Underground Railway. Look at this video of her achievements 

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