History in the foundation stage is taught as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. It links directly with core curriculum subjects and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework - the Understanding the World Strand. Historical events and storytelling opens a child’s mind up to what they can learn about events, people and places in the past. Please refer to the 'Curriculum Overview' document 2019-20 under the class page for a more detailed overview.
Year 1 to 6
Under the History Curriculum at our school, Thresholds and Milestones pupils should be taught about are to:
investigate and interpret the past
build an overview of world history
All year groups will make direct cross-curricula links with other subjects and literature including core class texts (see 'Yearly Overview' document attached here as well as 'Curriculum Overviews' under each class page).
The Fire of London and the Plague
Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole
The Stone Age and Iron Age
The Romans and the Celts
The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings up to 1066
Study beyond 1066 = World War 1