It is our aim to encourage pupils to develop an understanding and appreciation of the past and how individuals and events in the past have shaped our society today.  Children will be inspired to be curious about the past, developing their own ideas, opinions and questions when evaluating primary and secondary sources. They will present like a historian and will use subject specific vocabulary when offering their ideas and posing their questions. Our historians will be supported in understanding how these sources give us an insight into how people in Britain and the wider world used to live and how interpretations can differ.

In Early Years Foundation Stage, Children Will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of chronology through identifying changes within their own lives and using simple language that relates to the passing of time.
  • Talk about members of their immediate family and community, describing and naming people who are familiar to them.
  • Gain an understanding that we can learn about the past in lots of different ways through real-life, personal experiences.

In Key Stage One, Children Will:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the past, using common words and phrases related to the passing of time.
  • Fit significant people and events into a chronological framework, identify similarities and differences between time periods.
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and effect and significance,
  • Ask historically-valid questions about the past and answer questions, choosing evidence from stories and sources.
  • Understand some of the ways we find out about the past and identify different ways in which the past is represented.
  • Learn, talk and present like a historian.