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History intent

At Westcliff, we would like to develop confident historians by training the children to be able to create links between times/events and gain information from a wide range of resources. In the different Key Stages, periods studied will be as follows:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):
    • About me.
  • Key Stage 1(KS1):
    • Personal history
    • Local history
  • Key Stage 2 (KS2):
    • Anglo Saxons and Vikings
    • Romans and a non-European society
    • Victorians
    • Stone Age to Iron Age
    • Greece
    • An Early civilization.

By planning our curriculum in this way, we are hoping that the children will leave with a secure understanding of chronology. From EYFS- KS1, the children’s study of history will be very local and personal. Then in KS2, children will have the opportunity to study history from different periods and countries. This will allow them the opportunity to evaluate using their critical thinking skills.