At Town Lane Infant School we believe that a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire children to become time detectives, developing their curiosity to know more about the past and develop their understanding of chronology. History teaching focuses on enabling children to think as historians in a fun and exciting way. Visits and artefacts will be used to bring the past alive and encourage children to investigate and develop their skills of enquiry.
At Town Lane Infant School we aim to:
• Foster in children an interest in the past.
• Enable children to know about significant events in British history and to appreciate how things have changed over time.
• Develop pupils’ understanding of chronology;
• Help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their own cultural heritage.
• Develop in children the skills of enquiry and investigation.
We believe that all children should have equality of opportunity and should be able to access the history curriculum regardless of race, religion, gender or ability.
The new National Curriculum is the basis for planning and teaching in History and is implemented through a creative curriculum themed approach. Themes are included in the long term planning for each year group. In the foundation stage, teaching is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and is implemented as part of Understanding the World through themes.
The National Curriculum states that in History, pupils in Key Stage 1 should be taught about:-
*Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
*Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]
*The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell]
*Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
For more information please contact Mrs Sibal.