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To ensure all pupils:

  • To ensure that the children in our care learn and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for lifelong learning.
  • To widen and develop the pupil’s awareness and experience of the past and to look at ways in which it is similar and different from the present
  • To explore and use vocabulary related to time
  • To give children opportunities to learn about the past from a range of historical sources, including, artefacts, books, stories, pictures, imaginative play and role-play
  • To encourage children to ask questions about the past and to present their findings in a variety of ways
  • To develop children’s enquiry skills, encouraging them to find different ways to answer historical questions e.g. books and internet
  • To ensure diversity when learning about the lives of significant individuals in History.


  • We believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. This past gives us our identity; locally, regionally and nationally. History gives us all the opportunity to question, investigate, explore and develop our own understanding of the past. This begins through exploration of stories and role-play in the Early Years. By ensuring our Key Stage 1 History lessons are fun, we are encouraging the children to develop their creativity, empathy and imaginative skills. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, begin to build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically, using historical language.