Learning about History helps children develop a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At Queen Emma we aim to inspire children’s curiosity by bringing History to life through cross-curricular topic work, role play, handling of artefacts and school trips. Children learn important skills such as questioning perceptively, thinking critically and searching for evidence to support their reasoning. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Children in the Foundation stage will follow the Early Learning Goals, in which ‘History’ is covered in the Understanding of the World area of learning.
From Year 1 to Year 6
All children will follow the National Curriculum programmes of study, which are divided into Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. These are then divided into areas of knowledge, skills and understanding. The table below shows when History is taught at Queen Edith and the topics within which it appears.
For further information about our History Policy, please click here to visit our policies page.
Useful Links For KS2
Stone Age to Iron Age
Anglo Saxons and Vikings