At Teignmouth Community School, we want all pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past by studying significant events and people within or beyond living memory, gaining an appreciation of how these influence the world today. They will have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources, understanding how interpretations may differ. By exploring chronology, they will build a picture of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. Our curriculum will include examples of local events and significant people enabling them to learn how their own area has evolved over time.
Pupils will begin to understand the concept of time and change by reflecting on their own lives and the lives of their significant adults. They will begin to build a bank of time related vocabulary and share stories based in differing periods of time. Pattern, sequencing and comparison will be experienced through a range of adult led and continuous provision activities.
Pupils will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They will be able to place people and events they study into a chronological framework, learning to identify similarities and differences between life in different periods. They will learn a range of everyday historical terms. They should 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 should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.
Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They will respond to and devise historically relevant questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They will recount and comment upon events or construct arguments, selecting and organising information from primary and secondary sources.