History at our Dragon Pre-Prep is viewed as very much part of the children's everyday life and learning. It is important that they start with people, places and events they are familiar with, in order to be able to make comparisons and to see change where it happens.
In the early years, historical studies largely take the form of discussion between the children and the teacher, using artefacts and photographs to encourage their ideas and to begin to understand the concepts of chronology, continuity and change, cause and effect, and similarity and difference. These are further developed in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Children are always encouraged to bring to school any artefacts, photographs or books that might be of additional interest regarding a particular history topic. Through the use of role-play and primary source material, the children have first-hand experience of an evidence based curriculum. There are regular visits to places of historical interest and visits from speakers, giving children opportunities to participate in "living history" days.