At King’s Furlong Infant School and Nursery our teaching of history inspires curiosity about the past.
Children are introduced to their immediate history and that of themselves and their family. They may look at pictures, photographs, videos, objects or artefacts from their own past or that of recent history to understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented. They will be encouraged to ask and answer questions and learn through experiences that introduce the concept of time and change. Children will develop an understanding of Britain's past and British values and that of the wider world. As our children progress their learning, understanding and use of historical vocabulary become an important part of our teaching of history.
Children are encouraged to consider how the past influences the present and can help to change the future, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.
They will develop awareness of the past, using words and phrases relating to the passing of time knowing where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework, identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.