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History - KS1 - Year 1 / 2

Key stage 1

Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching about the people, events and changes outlined below, teachers are often introducing pupils to historical periods that they will study more fully at key stages 2 and 3.

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Topic: Amazing Adventures

 

Topic: Picturesque Parks and Plants

Topic: Knights and Castles

 

History

YEAR: 1/2

Cycle A

(2014-2015)

 

 

Key Individuals (KS1)

Christopher Columbus & Ellen McArthur – sailing

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.  

Significant local people

Key Concepts (KS1)

Arboretum Park

Changes in living memory – where appropriate these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

Key Individuals (KS1)

William the Conqueror & Arthur the Great / Warwick Castle

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.  

Significant local people

 

Key Events (KS1)

Royal Wedding / Jubilee

Significant events of local/national importance.

 

Topic: Space Explorers

 

Topic: Food Glorious Food

Topic: Dynamic Dinosaurs

History

 

YEAR: 1/2

Cycle B

(2015-2016)

 

Key Individuals (KS1)

Neil Armstrong

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.  

Key Events (KS1)

1969 Flight to the Moon & Felix Baumgartner

Significant global events beyond living memory.

 

 

Key Concepts (KS1)

Diet through the ages

Changes beyond/in living memory – where appropriate these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

Key Concepts (KS1)

Timeline & Recent Discoveries

Changes beyond/in living memory – where appropriate these should be used to reveal aspects of change in global/national life.

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