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(Taken from The National Curriculum in England 2014)


History helps pupils to understand the complexity of peoples lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Through our History programme of study, we aim to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire curiosity to know more about the past. Pupils will be equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.

At Key Stage 1 pupils are developing an awareness of the past. They will learn where the people and events they study fit in within a chronological framework. They will look at changes within living memory, events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. They will study lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements as well as events, people and places in their own locality.

For more specific information go to Class 2's long term planning page.

At Key Stage 2, pupils will continue to develop a chronologically secure understanding of British, local and world history. They will note connections, contrasts and trends over time.

In order to see the specific History themes for Key Stage 2 go to Class 3 and 4's long term planning pages.