By studying a broad range of history-based topics, our children learn about significant people, events and places, from both the recent, and the more distant, past. We teach them the historical skills of asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, being able to weigh up evidence and sift arguments, as well as develop sound perspectives and judgement within and across the different time periods they study. Wherever possible, trips and visitors are included to enhance the learning experience, and we place a high value on exploring the rich history of our local area.
Black History Month
Black History Month, every October, is a UK-wide celebration of the contribution that black African and Caribbean communities have made, both at a local level, and across the globe. At Grinling Gibbons, we remind ourselves about some of the struggles that people have had to overcome in the past, and we celebrate the cultural diversity of our school community. This is done through the study of a two-week-long whole-school cross-curricular themed project, which ends in an evening of multi-cultural food tasting and music, where children showcase what they have learned.