At Gillibrand Primary School, we aim to provide children with an experience of history which is valid, stimulating and informative. We want to inspire the pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. We encourage a lively questioning approach, which will enable children to develop an interest in the past and how the events of the past affect the present day. We take note of the children's interests and link topics to these where relevant.
In Key Stage One and Two, we are now focusing on a rolling programme throughout school. KS1 will focus on a two year rolling programme whereas KS2 will have a four year rolling programme. This enables the children to share ideas, resources, visits and visitors. We will also be looking at our Local History within our community and how it has changed over the years.
In Key Stage 1, the children will develop an awareness of the past by making simple observations about different people, events, beliefs and communities and to answer simple questions about the past. The children will recognise the distinction between past and present using common words and phrases. Identify some similarities and differences between ways of life at different times and describe special or significant events in their own lives.
In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to develop a chronological understanding of British, local and world history by sequencing events and periods using appropriate terms and vocabulary when discussing and describing historical events. Establish clear chronology across periods of time. Discuss and debate historical issues acknowledging contrasting evidence and opinions and understand how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.