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History

To understand our world, both the physical and the human, we must first understand the changes of the past. This is what the study of history is all about.
At St Agatha’s we provide every child with the opportunity to develop their historical knowledge and enquiry through a rich and engaging curriculum. We encourage our children to explore and question events and decisions across the ages. We provide them with the investigative skills and knowledge they need to understand changes over time.  

We are incredibly fortunate to live so close to so many (mostly) free museums, full of fascinating information and engaging interactive resources for children.

Some of the most well-known (and well worth a visit) include: 

*     The Natural History Museum
*     The Science Museum
*     The Imperial War Museum
*     The British Museum
*     Kingston Museum  

Other, perhaps less well known, museums and locations include:

*     The Museum of London - it traces the history of London from the prehistoric right up to the present.
*     The National Army Museum in Chelsea
*     Runnymede (beside the Thames near Old Windsor)- the site of one of the most important and influential events in British History: the signing of the Magna Carta and the establishment or many human rights.
*     One of the 4 original copies of the Magna Carta is in the British Library by King’s Cross, London.
*     The Domesday Book can be found in the Kew Archives.
*     The Coronation Stone, Kingston – where 7 Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned.