Our History Subject Leader
is Mrs Tapia
History in Key Stage 1
History is learning about special people or events, some within living memory and some that took place before that. I will explore the similarities and differences between ways of life in different times within history, and talk about what makes those times important. I will develop an awareness of the past using chronological timelines, and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. I will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about these events through the use of stories, primary and secondary sources, and enrichment opportunities.
I will look at changes within my living memory and events beyond my living memory that are significant nationally or globally, for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight and events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries. I will also have the opportunity to study the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong,
History in Key Stage 2
History is learning about local, British, and world history and identifying the connections, contrasts and trends over time. I will have the opportunity to devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. I will have access to information and sources that allow me to select and organise relevant historical information and events. I will develop a solid understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of primary and secondary sources, and have the opportunity to participate in various enrichment opportunities.
Exploring History will help me to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as my own identity and the challenges in my time.
Below is a link to our Curriculum Map for History.
The curriculum map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.
We plan and deliver our curriculum on a three year cycle of learning (Cycle A, Cycle B & Cycle C).