History at Lee Brigg Infant & Nursery School allows children to develop a sense of chronology and to understand how events in the past have influenced their lives today. We teach them to investigate these past events and by doing so, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.

The objectives of teaching History at Lee Brigg Infant & Nursery School are:
o To foster in children an interest in the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that History has to offer.
o To enable children to know about significant events in British history, and to appreciate how things have changed over time.
o To develop a sense of chronology.
o To help children understand society and their place in it so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage.
o To develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation and local area.

In Key Stage 1 children will be taught about:
Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries].
The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell].
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

In EYFS children look at their own lives and the lives of those closest to them. They describe special events and we aim for them to use past, present and future forms accurately when doing so. Books and stories are used as a way to introduce history topics and act as a stimulus for the children when comparing similarities and differences from the past.

Please click here to see our History themes. History Themes
These themes are used to support the progression of skills document that we use in school to ensure appropriate challenge for all children.