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Fairfields Primary School and Nursery

Rosedale Way, Cheshunt, Herts EN7 6JG Tel: 01992 633195 Fax: 01992 643701
Email: admin@fairfields.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr G Gaidoni
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The School Curriculum at Fairfields - Key Stage 1 - Year 2 - History

Year 2 Programme of study

Key Stage 1

Pupils develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They are taught where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They are taught some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Pupils are taught about:

  • changes within living memory.
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (for example, the Great Fire of London)
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some are used to compare aspects of life in different periods (for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria)
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.