‘A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’
Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Children will be taught key knowledge, skills and vocabulary through sequences of coherent and connected lessons. Historical concepts are woven throughout the curriculum. Concepts like changing people and places, trade, exploration and power are revisited and built upon each year.
During EYFS and KS1, pupils explore changes in their own and their families’ lives. They find out about changes to their local area and changes to people’s lives and lifestyles around them. They find out about significant men, women, children and events from the recent and more distant past in the local area like Weston- Super – Mare and Bristol , before including those from both Britain and the wider world. They listen and respond to stories and use a range of contemporary sources of information to help them ask and answer questions. They explore how the past is different from the present.
During KS2, 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, economic, 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 in overview, using dates and historical vocabulary to describe events, people and developments. They also learn that the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.