Throughout our school all children are introduced to History the concept of time and historical events in a number of ways. This includes finding out about the lives of significant men, women, children and events from the past within and beyond living memory.  Children listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions and  acquire a broad knowledge and understanding of the people and events which have shaped the world they live in. Children developing an awareness of chronology and the passing of time, subject specific vocabulary and will use a variety of sources in lessons to develop their knowledge and skills as a historian. 


At Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School we aim for a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain including The Great Fire of London, changes in living memory and beyond living memory through the use of timelines and our own personal history. Children learn about the lives of several significant people of the past including Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parkes, Scott of the Antartic and Jane Goodall and how their work has influenced modern day life.

We believe it is a key skill for children to understand the methods of historical enquiry and to be able to ask and answer questions. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills through the use of fieldwork and educational visits including the local area.


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