At Pennington Infant School we believe that History should inspire our pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
We intend on delivering the History curriculum looking at changes within living memory, events beyond living memory, the lives of significant individuals and significant historical events, people and places in their own locality through high quality teaching and a range of engaging lessons, hands on experiences and inspirational visitors.
These everyday activities introduce the children to the historical skills of cause and consequence, significance, interpretation, continuity and change, characteristic features of a person/place/event and chronology in a basic way to then be built upon in KS1.
In KS1 children will continue to use these historical skills to undertake enquiry-based learning where they will explore:
The impact of our history curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgment, which they can use to delve deeper into historical periods in time in KS2.