Key Stage 1 History

The 2014 National Curriculum stated that children between the ages of 5 and 7 should:

develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary 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.

In practice what this means is:

Hi1/1.1    changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life – e.g. toys, entertainment, life at home.

Hi1/1.2    events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally 
                e.g. the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries

Hi1/1.3    the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods 
e.g. Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell and Edith Cavell

Hi1/1.3    significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Examples of history vocabulary for Key Stage 1: today, yesterday, now, then, long ago, before, after, last week, last month, last year, this week, next week, last week, at the same time, before I was born, after I was born.

Give BBC bitesize a look for ideas:

Kirstall Abbey Museum