Our children love to learn history throughout the curriculum and we make sure we do this in a variety of fun and exciting ways.  Often our half termly themes have a history focus meaning the children get to experience a range of historical workshops and exciting school trips as part of their launch pad!

Throughout the school children learn and use a range of historical skills to discover more about history around the world as well as the local history. Our teachers ensure that our history curriculum is of a high academic standard and has a range of cultural themes. The staff and children at Hawkinge Primary School believe history is an important part of our school and we aim to make it as awe inspiring and ‘real life’ as possible.

In July 2021, Hawkinge Primary School was awarded the silver History Quality Mark through the Historical Association Quality Mark. This Quality Mark was received after providing evidence showing the quality of our history curriculum how enthusiastic the children are during lessons and how important we believe history is as a subject. We were very pleased with this result and look forward to continuing to keep our history curriculum fun, exciting and relevant

Pupil Voice Term 4 2018-2019

Written by Poppy Middleton, Ezme Ball and Alfie Richards (Year 6)

This terms pupil voice was based on History, the Pupil Voice leaders asked the pupils questions about history, some of the questions involved things like: What have you learnt about in History so far & what would you like to learn more about in history .Then they were asked to vote for one question which was Does Green Pen help you improve your understanding of the lesson? History is about learning about the past, famous people, special events and special places. This year children have learnt about; the Egyptians, Victorians, WW1, the Stone Age, Titanic, the Taj Mahal, local history and about how everyday life has changed over time.

The children gave some good answers to the question:

“What do you enjoy learning about in history?”

  • Using timelines
  • ‘Everything’
  • Finding out about how people dressed in the past
  • Gory details!
  • The Egyptian Afterlife
  • American Slavery
  • The history of football – Brazil
  • Toilets in Victorian times!
  • Dinosaurs
  • Roman Funerals
  • The hopscotches
  • Finding out about special people
  • Food in different periods of history
  • World War I