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At Farnsfield St Michael’s, History is taught mainly through a topic based approach. We teach children to become open minded and enquiring thinkers. We work together to provide stimulating workshops within school and also first hand experiences in the local and wider environment.

We theme each term's topic around 'Discover', 'Create' and 'Explore'. The Discover term has a History focus, although the skills of being a historian are developed throughout the year. Each topic is based around a question and is rooted in concepts and values with a real life outcome. 

Some of our residential visits have a keen emphasis on the teaching of History.

In KS1 children participate in a wide range of visits in the locality. Year 2 have an overnight camp on the school field.

In KS2, residential visits include York and Castleton in Years 3 and 4 and Boggle Hole and Hagg Farm in Years 5 and 6.