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History at St Richard's 

"We are not makers of History. We are made by History." - Martin Luther King, Jr



History in Key Stage 1

During Key Stage 1 children develop an awareness of the past using words and phrases related to the passing of time. Children learn about their own lives, about their families and friends in the recent past and about people and events from the more distant past. They learn about significant individual’s lives and lifestyles. Children find out about 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. Children will look at cause and consequence and what it was like to live in the distant past. They learn how the past is different from the present and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. Throughout the key stage children will explore historical sources, especially the pictorial and the artefactual.

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Take a look at what we're learning in History...


Pupil Voice 

Pupil voice shows that children enjoy their History learning throughout school.  The following comments have been gathered from pupil voice, where children were given time to discuss their learning in History. 

  • "I liked learning about how school has changed."


  • "I like learning about things that happened a long time ago."


  • "We are learning about trolley buses."


  • "I liked learning about old trams."


  • "We are learning about old and new cars."


History Teaching and Learning KS1.pdf .pdf
Key Stage 1 Progression History.pdf .pdf

History Policy 23-24


Our Curriculum


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Have Fun

Click on the links below to be transported to other websites all about History, some with interactive games for you to play and get involved with.