“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” Paul Buck
“A high quality education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past.” New National Curriculum 2014
At Park End we understand the importance of providing engaging, interesting history topics and lessons that will inspire children and peak their curiosity about our past. Our aim is to enable children to understand concepts of continuity, change, consequence and similarity and be able to use these concepts to ask historical questions and produce accounts of their learning. Children will also learn to use and analyse historical evidence. In support of these goals, our Autumn Term is given a history focus. The children are taught and assessed against history objectives and they apply their historical skills across the year through a range of topics.
Historical experiences are important in enabling children to access and begin to understand the past, therefore children will have the opportunity to experience:
In the Foundation and early years children explore their own past and that of their families to begin to develop a sense of chronology. Children enjoy plotting events on personal timelines.
During Key Stage One children begin to study changes within living memory and some significant changes beyond living memory. They will also study the lives of some significant people such as Captain James Cook.
During Key Stage Two children will further develop their sense of chronology through looking at changes in Britain since the Stone Age, significant events in British history, such as WW2 and the impact of the Roman Empire.