HistoryChildren are taught how the past is different from the present to build an awareness of past events and people. We teach chronology by sequencing and ordering events and using language relevant to the passage of time. Children learn some of the ways we find out about the past. Topics include Castles, Famous People, Grandparents and Life at the time the school was built. Topics sometimes conclude with a full cross curriculum day where the children and adults dress up and take part in a wide range of activities, e.g. Castle Day, and we also enable the children to visit local museums to deepen their experiences.

Year One
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Autumn   Famous People and the FAST Museum

Why they are famous and how they have changed our lives.

Spring Toys Old and New – Timelines, comparing old and new  
Summer Castles

What were castles like a long time ago?

Castle Day

Year Two
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Autumn   Famous People and Events – How events and people of the past have shaped the present.
Spring   Great Fire of London – How artifacts and eye witness accounts help us to learn about the past.
Summer Ash and its link to the military.

How the past has helped to shape our local community today.

Vocabulary to do with the passing of time.