History in the foundation stage is taught in the area of ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’. See relevant section in Nursery and Reception Web Pages for more information.
Key Stage 1
During key stage 1pupils learn about people’s lives and lifestyles they find out about significant men, women, children and events from the recent and more distant past, including those from both Britain and the wider world. They listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions. They learn how the past is different from the present.
Key Stage 2
During key stage 2 pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in their own area, in Britain and in other parts of the world. They look at history in a variety of ways, for example from political, economical, technological and scientific, social, religious, cultural or aesthetic perspectives. They use different sources of information to help them investigate the past both in depth and overview, using dates and historical vocabulary to describe events, people and developments. They also learn that the past can be presented and interpreted in different ways.
In key stage 1 and 2 the children develop Knowledge skills and understanding in the following areas:
• Chronological understanding
• Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past
• Historical interpretation
• Historical enquiry
• Organisation and communication
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