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At Hillborough Infant and Nursery School our aim is 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. Pupils’ will be given the opportunity to ask questions, think critically and look at evidence.

Through various 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.

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.


In key stage one pupils’ will learn about:

  • changes within living memory
  • events beyond living memory
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.