During their time at Foxdell Junior School, children will study a range of units encompassing British and World history. They will explore British history from earliest times to the present day, forming an understanding of how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Children will also investigate aspects of the history of the wider world such as the nature of ancient civilisations, the rise and fall of empires and features of non – European societies. They will be taught to recognise that there are different interpretations of the past and how to use a wide variety of historical sources in looking for evidence. When analysing historical evidence, children will be taught to look at similarities and differences, cause and effect in order to make connections, answer questions and create their own accounts of the past.
School trips are often arranged to help broaden the children's experiences and their understanding of the topic.