History within our school helps to build the knowledge and curiosity about the past. It encourages thinking about how the past influences and links to the present.
History helps children form a sense of identity and understanding of their place in their own community and the world. In addition, it develops the essential skills of research, gain hands on experiences and evaluating about what happened. Wherever possible pupils are given opportunities to examine a variety of sources including artefacts, pictures and texts and to visit places of historic importance.
The History curriculum helps pupils gain an interest in historical topics to support progression and curriculum knowledge. With a cross curricular approach to planning, pupils can link and consolidate their learning of historical topics and apply their understanding in other areas of the curriculum.
Year 1 Lesson Sequences