'History is who we are and why we are the way we are.' - David McCullough
At Giles Junior School, all children will be given the opportunity to explore a range of historical periods and identify key figures within them. Children will access a broad and rich curriculum which is built upon a wide range of historical knowledge and skills. The teaching at Giles is sequenced logically to ensure children can fully understand and retain the information and vocabulary presented to them; therefore ensuring that children leave Giles as enthusiastic and skilled historians.
'I loved taking the parts out of the body and wrapping it up as a mummy. I like gross stuff!' - child from 3 Wales
'That was so much fun! I enjoyed pretending to escape from the Spartan Army!' - child from 4 Costa Rica
'The trip to West Stow village taught me lots about how the Anglo Saxons used to live! It was really interesting to see how they made their weapons and grew their food.' - child from 5 Finland
'I loved seeing the crown jewels and the artefacts in the White Tower were really cool!' - child from 5 Turkey
'I loved the hunt we did on the RAF trip as we were able to learn a lot of facts.' - child from 6 Germany
'I didn't realise the Ancient Maya civilisation had a hiearchy... I would have hated being a slave!' - child from 6 Peru