History helps children to understand more about themselves as individuals and how they fit into society.

At Prior Heath we aim to give the children the opportunity to develop an awareness of the past and to consider how and why things have changed over time. They may do this by studying local history, visiting historical buildings, such as a castle, or by visiting museums in the area. We also welcome visits from museums into our school to provide an interactive learning experience for Years 1 and 2 when the children have the chance to look at and handle artefacts and meet famous historical figures in role e.g. Florence Nightingale.

Finally, children are encouraged to research the lives of famous historical figures. The study of artefacts, photographs and role play related to these people helps to develop a chronological awareness.

The Progression of Skills for History from Reception to Year 2 can be found here. (PDF, 423.64 kB)