History is taught as part of our interdisciplinary topics and led by Mrs Aquino. Details of the topics can be found on the 'Topic Overview' page. The topics are planned so as to support the development of chronological knowledge, particularly in KS2.
Please see below for how these topics ensure coverage of the History National Curriculum.
Key stage 1 National Curriculum
Pupils will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will be taught to understand where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods using a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They will 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 will be taught to understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
Pupils should be taught about:
Key stage 2
Pupils will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They will note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They will regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They will construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Pupils will be taught about: