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Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence


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. 


EYFS - the children talk about the order of the school day, what came before, what comes next and in their Early Learning Goal expectations they need to: 

- talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of their family members. 


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.

History Topics for each year group throughout the year

Here is a selection of work from each year group throughout the year so far:

Year 1

Term 2:

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.