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Bottesford Infant School

Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow


History is taught in Early Years as part of Knowledge and Understanding of the World and then in Key Stage 1 it forms a large focus of our termly project based learning. It is planned to support pupils in beginning to build up a map of key events in the past and an understanding of chronology. Our termly projects which are embedded at the heart of our history work helps our children to understand the history of their town and community. The cross curricular nature of the learning makes knowledge meaningful and easy to remember and the use of real artefacts, visitors to school and trips out to visit places of interest all support an engaging and exciting offer.



In history pupils will be taught about:


  • Changes within living memory including change in national life Significant events beyond living memory both national and global such as the Gunpowder Plot, Great Fire of London  and events commemorated through festivals and anniversaries
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements such as Elizabeth 1 and Queen Victoria, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale, using these figures to compare aspects of life in different periods.



History Overview

Historical Visitors and Displays!

Year One Work Examples

Year Two Work Examples