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At Kingsthorne our aim is for the children to develop their understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world by asking questions, researching and thinking critically.

Early Years.
Children learn how to find out about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They talk about family customs, traditions and special times. They will begin to use words such as yesterday, today, tomorrow and understanding ideas such as the seasons.

Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 1 the children learn about changes in their own lives and in their families' lives. They will learn about changes to vehicles over time and also how life at home has changed over time. They will also learn about significant events and people throughout time.

Key Stage 2.
The children in Key Stage 2 will learn about different periods in history, for example Romans, Vikings, Ancient Greece and what life was life for children during World War II. They will also learn about changes to the local area and Birmingham.


The children will have opportunities to carry out research, go on trips and make pictures and models relating to their history topics. They will also take part in visits or celebrate their learning with a topic day in school.

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