Children in Reception at East Tilbury Primary School, learn about History under the umbrella of Understanding of the World through a range of fun play based activities and experiences, based on half termly topics.
People and communities
As children learn about the world around them they find out about the past through talking to parents, grandparents and friends and they develop an interest in their own story as well as the stories in their family – this is the beginning of developing an understanding of the past and helps them to learn about how other people are different from them, yet share some of the same characteristics and ideas.
Pupils will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time during their history lessons at East Tilbury Primary School. They will be taught where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. The children will be encouraged to use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They will be taught, through the use of well-chosen resources, some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
During Key Stage One the pupils will learn about;
• Changes within living memory
• Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
• The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and
• Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
Pupils will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. Through our Units of Enquiry they will have the opportunity to regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. Using a range of high quality resources the children should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.