History

History programme

At Thornhill and Arlecdon Primary School we believe that children should learn about themselves and their history. It is part of Learning about Our World, a key element of our Curriculum.

Our Early Years Curriculum enables children to explore and develop in knowledge and skill through themes. Many of these themes ensure the chance to develop a basic understanding of history, a sense of time passing, and that society was different in the past.

Aims

We aim for children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of the EYFS:

  • To know what is meant by past, present and future
  • To understand that things change over time (e.g.) homes, toys, clothing

We aim for all children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of Key Stage One:

  • To be able to talk about key persons of historical and cultural significance including local figures.
  • To understand key local traditions and significant events in the national calendar and to be able to speak about them with confidence.
  • To be able to talk about changes in society outside of their lifetime (e.g.) how children were taught in school, how people travelled.

We aim for all children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of Key stage Two:

  • To be able to place events on a timeline and understand AD/ BC.
  • To have a secure basic understanding of key events in the history of Great Britain from the first people through to the Norman Conquest.
  • To be able to speak about periods they have studied and recognise key elements of the period and why these were significant.

We offer our deepest sympathies at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
1926 - 2022