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Chronological Understanding

Intent: History – Chronological Understanding 


Our school vision and aims:


"Inspiring children to create a better world"


"You are the salt of the are the light of the world." (Matthew 5:13-15)

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “To talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.”
KS1: “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.”
KS2: “ Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.”

What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will produce a pieces of work, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding within a particular time period. They will participate in a sequence of lessons with a historical focus, producing a range of evidence including written work, role play and reflective dialogue.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall specific historical events, appropriate to age. They will demonstrate an understanding of the key moments within the event, the historical people involved and the impact it has had on current British society and the World.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: How are things different now from when you were a baby?
⇒ KS1: How are your toys different to the toys that your parents/carers had when they were your age? Why do you think they are different?
⇒ KS2: Can you place these key events from WWII on a timeline?  
Start of WWII , VE Day,  D-day, the Blitz. 


Cultural Capital 

  •  Children may demonstrate an understanding of different culturally significant events and draw on the importance of how the world has changed over time.
  • They will relate historical events to the impact not only to their immediate lives, but in a wider setting such as community, British values and cultural relevance, drawing on their understanding to develop context of socio-economic change over the years in both Britain and the World.


British Values: 
⇒ Democracy
⇒ Rule of law

⇒ Individual liberty
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs