At Yarlside Academy we nurture a love of learning by bringing history to life. Through our history curriculum we provide children with the opportunity to experience different periods in time through role play, educational visits and historical tours. They take on the role of historians by collecting and evaluating information and consider how the past influences the present through appreciating where we came from and how our world has been shaped by historic events.
Where possible, our curriculum is enhanced by a range of educational visits that provide the children with a practical supplement and extension to what they already know. We give the children a greater understanding of their local area and how it has been shaped over time eg a tour of Victorian Barrow in Year 6, a trip to Furness Abbey in Year 2 and a visit to Birkrigg stone circle in Year 3, as well as studying sites further afield such as Vindolanda in Year 4.