History at Pembridge Hall is an engaging and exciting subject area in which our girls thrive.

Through the teaching of History we aim to fire children’s curiosity about the past and encourage them to develop an understanding of how historical events have shaped today’s complex world. We endeavour to enable children to acquire key enquiry skills which will broaden their learning and performance, both in History and across the wider curriculum. These skills enable children to ask historically valid questions, to make connections across historical periods, and to learn valuable research skills.

We incorporate a variety of activities in our planning and provision for History teaching, in order to cater for different learning styles and ensure that all girls are engaged, challenged and motivated. Our lessons might include such diverse activities as learning how to spin, in order to understand women’s lives in Anglo Saxon times, visiting the Ragged Museum to learn about the plight of the poor in London’s East End, taking part in a workshop with an expert on Mayan archaeology, or creating a diary entry for Guy Fawkes on the eve of the Gunpowder Plot.

Topics covered across the school encompass a wide range of themes and historical periods, including: Toys from the Past, significant figures such as Florence Nightingale and Guy Fawkes, The Great Fire of London, Stone Age to Iron Age Britain, The Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, The Mayans, The Victorians, World War II and The Ancient Egyptians and Greeks.