In the EYFS teachers and children constantly refer to the past, how things were different when grandparents or even parents were little. Objects, special treasures from home, pictures and classroom topics all encourage children to develop their understanding that things have not always been the same.

In Key Stage 1 History becomes a separate subject.  Lessons cover specific topics designed to encourage children to engage with the historical ideas of change and continuity.  The topics are chosen to help children connect their own experiences and interests with historical events and thus develop their historical understanding.

Lessons are resourced with artefacts, online materials and printed materials in the classroom and the boys are encouraged to develop their questioning techniques, ask historical questions, and to think actively about change and continuity, using evidence to draw conclusions and developing their historical imagination.

History of course involves some exploration of British Values and these emerge in topics like Remembrance and Famous People. Another important aspect of History is chronological understanding and this is an ongoing aspect of teaching History throughout Key Stage 1.