At Bishopthorpe Infant School we aim to deliver a History curriculum that offers children a coherent insight into the past of Britain and the wider world. Through exploration of a wide range of historical events and the study of significant figures from the past we aim to spark our student’s curiosity. We foster empathy and appreciation of the diversity of societies and the complexity of people’s lives and challenges they face. We also develop an understanding of how these are influenced by the process of change over time.
To engage and consolidate understanding we offer a range of school trips, workshops and history themed days and events. This gives children the opportunity to physically experience history first hand.
Early Years: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among, families, communities and traditions.
Year One and Year Two: Children develop an awareness of the past and start to understand where people and events fit within a chronological framework. We encourage use of a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms and offer opportunities to ask and answer questions. Children understand different ways in which we research the past through looking at local, national and international events both within and beyond living memory.