History

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ – Marcus Garvey

Children and teachers love History at Concordia. The rich History curriculum is constantly being developed by the teachers and new and exciting events scheduled to enhance children’s understanding and experience.

In KS1, the children learn about a range of important historical events, such as The Great Fire of London and the Moon Landing in 1969. In addition, children study key historical figures such as Mary Anning and Isambard Kingdm Brunel and their lasting impact in their respective fields.

For Black History Month in 2018, children created African headwear and performed at an assembly for their parents. This was followed by a Black History Month Carnival in the school hall where parents and carers of African heritage brought in traditional food and served this to the entire school community. Needless to say, the children had a great time tasting traditional African cuisine!

We are passionate about local history and take every opportunity to make links to our area and community. Pupils learn about the affects of World War Two in Forest Gate and the children who were evacuated from Elmhurst. Visits are an essential part of every history topic from Mountfitchet Castle, to The Museum of London.

Black History is an integral part of our curriculum. See below for our recent events celebrating Black and Asian History.