At Clowne Infant and Nursery school we don’t view History as simply facts and dates, but see it as a chance for our children to become detectives and explore the past in exciting ways.
The most relevant early years outcomes for history are taken from the following areas of learning: Understanding the World - People and Communities and The world. Teachers use these objectives to meet history requirements throughout Nursery and Reception.
Key stage 1
Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching about the people, events and changes outlined below, teachers are often introducing pupils to historical periods that they will study more fully at key stages 2 and 3.
Pupils should be taught about: