History at Knights Enham Nursery and Infant School covers the National Curriculum requirements. History is taught every other Half Term through a ‘Topic’. Examples of some of the topics studied during Key Stage One are The Great Fire of London, Grace Darling and the Titanic.
The children also get the chance to look at History in Living Memory. This gives them an opportunity to compare their lives to their parents and grandparents.
During Key Stage One, the children get the opportunity to learn about a historical aspect of our local area. This involves a trip to the Iron Age Museum in Andover and Danebury Hillfort near Stockbridge. In the past the children have thoroughly enjoyed acting out battles at Danebury. Luckily the only weapon in sight was a beanbag.
At Knights Enham Nursery and Infant School, we believe it is important to also develop the skills to be a good Historian. The children are encouraged to identify similarities and differences and ask and answer questions. The children are supported to use technology and our well stocked library to find out about the past. The children are asked to use sources and stories to prove their understanding.
In Owletts, Owls, Puffins and Robins, History is taught and encouraged through People and Communities, a part of Development Matters, the Early Years Curriculum. The children are encouraged to talk about themselves, their family and friends, significant events and the customs they join in with
We believe that all our children have the right to
Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals
We work together to respect
Everyone in our community regardless of difference
We realise that we all have a responsiblity to
Make the best contribution we can