History is a subject that appeals to young learners and we aim to make it engaging for our pupils by choosing subjects that we know will interest them. History starts as soon as a child is born and in school we teach it from the moment they enter.
Understanding the World ELG:
Past and Present Children at the expected level of development will: -
-Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society.
- Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
- Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.
In Key Stage 1 Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should 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 should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
In Key Stage 2 Pupils should 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 should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should 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.
Year 2 have been learning about Guy Fawkes this term, one of the children in Year 2 has visited London recently and has been telling her parents all about the Gun Powder Plot. Sophia has been particularly interested in this subject and tells her teacher daily how much she loves History. Her questions about the subject have led to a deeper understanding of the events for the rest of her class.