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History is taught throughout the school. In the foundation stage it comes under the heading Knowledge and Understanding of the world. In key stages one and two history is taught to gain as much in-depth knowledge about their topic as possible. Topics are wide-ranging and cross-curricular links are made wherever possible to a range of other subjects. During their time at James Watt, children will learn about time periods ranging from the Stone Age to the Victorians.

At James Watt we promote learning through a variety of ways; primary and secondary sources give children the opportunity to look at replica artefacts from many time periods as well as using written information, personal accounts and pictures.  Children learn about how history has shaped the world around us and have the opportunity to compare and contrast the achievements of many different civilizations.