A high quality history education will help pupils gain an understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils to be curious about the past and gives pupils the tools to ask questions and think critically. History helps pupils to understand the difficulty of people’s lives, how people change and to be more in tune with their own identities as well as others.
The building blocks for this subject are set out in Statutory Framework for EYFS: Understanding the world which involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
In Key stage 1, pupils will be taught about changes in living memory, changes beyond living memory and significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
In Key stage 2, pupils are taught about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots, a local study, the achievements of earliest civilisations, Ancient Greece and a non-European society which contrasts with British history.
What does it look like in KSPA?
Children will be taught to know and understand the history of the Islands of Britain, from earliest times to the present day. They will learn about significant aspects of the history of the wider world. They will develop an understanding of the connections between local, regional, national and international history.
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