In History, learning overtime is sequenced with a clear understanding of knowledge underpinned by the progressive learning of key historical skills such as the skills of enquiry and questioning. Learning links and builds upon previous experiences.
History is taught through our cross curricular topics and links are made to language and high quality texts. The past comes to life when children use a variety of sources of information to find clues and evidence and take part in discussions with their peers. Children learn to make comparisons and links between the past and modern times, identifying common themes and concepts. Children learn to consider continuity and change through time and the causes and effects. They learn about people and events in the past, in Britain and the wider world, and realise that these have influenced our lives today. Children are taught how to investigate and record their findings in interesting and creative ways including writing, art, drama and ICT.
In Key Stage 1 children learn about the lives and lifestyles of familiar people in the recent past and about famous people and events in the more distant past, including those from British history.
In Key Stage 2 children learn about people and important events and developments from recent and more distant times in the locality, in Britain and in other parts of the world. Children will learn about historical enquiry by looking at as many real sources as possible and by recreating events from the past.