At St Richard Reynolds we aim to stimulate the pupil’s curiosity and inquiry about the past. We endeavour to equip pupils to think critically and to develop a perspective about how times have changed. We encourage them to question and debate so that they can make more sense of change and the chronology of events in British History and in the wider world.
In the EYFS pupils look at changes within living memory, as well as learning about significant events in the past. During Key Stage 1 pupils learn about people’s lives and lifestyles. They find out about significant men, women, children and events from the recent and more distant past, including those from both Britain and the wider world. They listen and respond to stories and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions. They learn how the past is different from the present. During Key Stage 2 pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in their own area, in Britain and in other parts of the world. They look at history in a variety of ways, for example from political, economic, technological and scientific, social, religious, cultural or aesthetic perspectives. They use different sources of information to help them investigate the past both in depth and in overview, using dates and historical vocabulary to describe events, people and developments. They also learn that the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.