'The more you know about the past the better prepared you are for the future.’ Theodore Roosevelt.


At Hanbury First School we support our pupils to learn how events from the past have changed and shaped their lives. Our school curriculum enables them to develop historical thought through investigating life beyond their living memory. Through the use of artefacts, visits, visitors and experiential activities our children develop their empathy and knowledge of history.


We strive to ensure our pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  Our lessons are tailored to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.


Our aim is that children will leave Hanbury with an understanding of how they belong to this world, alongside a sympathy for how events have affected others’ lives and most importantly an enjoyment of history and what it teaches us.