As historians children develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. We introduce children to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past. They will find out:
. How to observe/handle artefacts and to ask questions about the past
. About significant people/events from the past including some from their own locality
. How to use historical language to describe the passing of time eg a long time ago, in the past .
Pupils learn about life in the past through topics such as Toys, The Seaside and Homes. They find out about the history of the local area and significant people and events from the recent and more distant past, including those from both Britain and the wider world. Pupils visit local museums and historical places. They listen and respond to stories, use sources of information to help them, observe, and handle artefacts and ask and answer questions. They learn how the past is different from the present.