Children, as they grow, should learn a sense of their identity. Secondly they should gain an appreciation of their cultural heritage. Their curiosity should be aroused about the different beliefs, opinions and customs of others. It is hoped that respectful, tolerant attitudes will then be adopted as a result. Furthermore, an insight into the past should give a useful perspective in understanding some of the problems of the modern world.

At Holmewood, children will discover, investigate, understand, learn, recall, express, communicate, compare, analyse and argue about the ideas, events, characters and conditions of the past. Various forms of evidence are introduced to stimulate the imagination of as many children as possible. They are encouraged ultimately to question what they read, see and hear. In order to build on a child’s sense of time and sequence topics here are covered broadly in a chronological order.