Our History curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils have a knowledge and understanding of the history of Britain from the earliest times to the present day and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. It gives our children the knowledge and understanding of the significant aspects of history of the wider world. Children gain an understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts.
Key Stage 1
In key Stage 1, children develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phases relating to the passing of time. They identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods; and know and understand key features of events. Children understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
Key Stage 2
In key Stage 2, children continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. They note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Our children understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
The way we construct our topic planning for history is cross curricular and develops skills across subjects.