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?

Sequencing toys into a physical timeline, children investigate artefacts from the past and begin to pose questions. They learn how teddy bears have changed and ‘interview’ an old teddy bear before considering what toys may be like in the future.

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 17 April 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 we learn to fly?

Developing their knowledge of events beyond living memory and reinforcing their chronological understanding by looking at significant events in the history of flight on a timeline. Learning about the individuals who contributed to the history of flight.

What is a monarch?

This unit will be available from 17 April 2023!

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