At Hillborough Infant and Nursery School we aim to deliver a high-quality education, enabling pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Pupils will be encouraged to learn more about the past and will be given the opportunity to ask questions, think critically and look at evidence.
Through our termly topics, pupils will be given opportunities to develop an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives and changes that have occurred over time. They will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will also learn about significant people and events and where they sit in a chronological framework, whilst identifying similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
This term our topic is 'Happy Mind, Happy Me.' Pupils will learn about themselves and what makes them happy. They will look at the bigger picture of how the fit together within their class, school, families and the bigger world!
Teachers in the Early Years aim to build a foundation of skills required to broaden pupil’s historic thinking. Pupils will be encouraged to use exploratory skills by introducing artefacts into their play-based activities. In the Early Years pupils will look at and discuss significant events in their lives such as birthdays and holidays. They will look at how they have changed over the last year by bringing in photographs of themselves when they were younger. They will be encouraged to ask questions about what they observe and use appropriate language to explain what they find.
Year 1 will reflect on their time in Reception and how the pandemic changed their lives. They will look at more recent history by learning about Markus Rashford and his life events. They will discuss the meaning of the poppy in the days approaching Remembrance Day.
Year 2 will be discussing changes in their lives and how lives have changed due to the pandemic. They will study the life of Piet Mondrian and look at some of his famous pieces of work. Debating skills will be developed through discussing different viewpoints from the events of 5th November 1605.
Pupils’ will develop the ability to use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms, along with the ability to ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
Pupils will develop an understanding of some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
At Hillborough Infant and Nursery School we hope that pupils experience of history leaves them with the skills that will be the foundation of their history education. As well as memories of exciting educational experiences that they remember for the rest of their life.