History Key stage 1

Introducing and understanding of chronology and making comparisons between familiar items and experiences today and in the past

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In this key stage we suggest you teach the units in the order we suggest.

History Year 1

How am I making history?

Looking at personal chronology and finding out about the past within living memory. By examining photographs and asking questions, children investigate chronology. Beginning to look at a simple timeline extending back to before they were born.

How have toys changed?

Finding out about toys in the past, beginning to pose questions about how these have changed and investigating what toys may be like in the future.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

How have explorers changed the world?

Learning about explorers and why these are significant, creating a timeline and discussing how these significant people could be remembered.

This unit will be available from April 17th 2023!

History Year 2

How was school different in the past?

Understanding that although schools have been in the local area for a long time, they have not always been the same; identifying historical similarities and differences; using a range of sources to recognise continuity between children’s lives past and present.

How did mankind learn to fly?

Learning about significant events in the history of flight, and identifying similarities and differences between individuals who contributed to the history of flight.

This unit will be available on the 31st of December 2022!

What were holidays like in the past?

Focusing on the Victorian era, comparing holidays in the past to those today and investigating holidays in the past using historical sources.

This unit will be available from the 17th of April 2023!

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