At St Nics' we want our children to:
We have particularly focused on building the children's understanding and use of historical vocabulary in a range of contexts. We have also re-launched our intergenerational links with the local community, providing first hand experiences and knowledge through our connections with Pilgrim Woods Care Home, Mount Pleasant, Friday lunch club at URC.
Use of the art of discussion to prompt and inspire questioning and curiosity about the events and lives of people in the past.
Teachers' expertise and skill in archaeology and history enriches the subject.
Our children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey, leaving us:
KS1 Skills Progression: History St Nicolas’ Infant School
In KS1, statements in bold are non-negotiable in order to reach Expected Standard (no Greater Depth option).
Understand the past through settings, characters and events encountered in books read in class and storytelling.
Use historical terms and be introduced to the names of different periods of history.
Understand that life in the past was different from our lives today.
Sequence events studied on a timeline.
Be able to describe some of the ways in which life was different in the past and explain some of the reasons why.
Range and Depth of Historical Knowledge
Know some similarities and differences between things in the past and now, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.
Be aware of some historical events and places.
Begin to understand that changes over time affect daily life.
Begin to understand how technological and social changes affect the lives of individuals.
Begin to understand some historical events/places in their locality.
Develop their understanding of how changes over tie have affected daily life.
Develop their understanding of the ways in which technological and social changes affect lives of individuals.
Talk about the lives of the people around them and their roles in society.
Be aware of some historical individuals and be able to explain why we remember them.
Use historical individuals to compare aspects of life in different periods.
Continuous provision opportunities to explore societal roles through role play, small world etc.
Understand that we can find out about the past from different historical sources.
Use simple sources with support to find out about the past.
Begin to consider the value of different historical sources.
Begin to explain which sources they think are reliable and why.
Use simple sources to independently find out about the past and draw simple conclusions.