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At Stainton School, we aim to give children the opportunity to develop their sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. It is our goal to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past; equipping them to ask questions, think critically, consider evidence and develop perspective and judgement. We want our pupils to gain an understanding of historic events and how they have influenced present day and to develop their interest in people and occurrences of the past.



During Key Stage 1, pupils learn about important historical events and periods in history as well as people’s lives and lifestyles. They are given the opportunity to: find out about significant men, women, children and events from the past, including those from both Britain and the wider world; listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions; learn how the past is different from the present.



During Key Stage 2 pupils continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history and learn about significant people, events and places. Using dates and historical vocabulary pupils are encouraged to describe events, people and developments. They are given the opportunity to learn about change and continuity and note connections, contrasts and trends over time. They use different sources of information to help them investigate and are encouraged to ask questions, leading to an understanding and connection with the past. Children are then given the opportunity to communicate their understanding in a variety of ways.


The document below demonstrates the progression of skills and understanding from Nursery through to Year 6 in History at our school.