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The Oaktree School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn




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 our Early Years classes the children learn through 'The World' Early Learning Goal. Through Year 1 and 2 History is taught in half termly units which often form the basis of the topic to be studied during that half term, for example, in Year 2 through the ‘Marvellous Medics’ topic, children learn about Florence Nightingale and experience life in a Crimean hospital through role play, considering differences between life now and during that time.