As children move up to the Senior Department, they hone the key skills of historical enquiry, whilst maintaining a commitment to exploring and investigating the past creatively.
Children practise evidence analysis, learning how to discuss the provenance of historical sources and to make judgements on their reliability and utility.
Discussion and debate is also an important element of History. Children will use evidence to support their arguments, as well as considering historical questions with a balanced approach.
Secundus explored the causes and experiences of the Black Death in Medieval England. Pupils were particularly interested in the figure of the Plague Doctor and how the outfit was designed to prevent the wearer being subjected to bad smells as this was believed to be the way it was spread.