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 people and events from the past both within and beyond living memory. Children will 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 we live in. Children will develop an awareness of chronology and the passing of time, acquire 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 both within living memory and beyond living memory through the use of timelines and sharing our own personal history. Children learn about the lives of several significant people of the past including Scott of the Antarctic and Jane Goodall and consider 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 new knowledge and skills through the use of fieldwork and educational visits including in the local area.