History at Kensington Primary School enables children to gain a better understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We develop pupils to have an enquiring mind, one that is able to delve deeper into the past. There is an emphasis on questioning skills at Kensington, and we are continually challenging pupils to ask more perceptive questions. Pupils are encouraged to question evidence and judge its quality and validity. Historical study provides children with context, and allows them to understand better the societal changes that have shaped the modern world. It helps them to gain a more comprehensive understanding of different societies and the relationships between different groups in the world both in the past and in the present.
During their time at Kensington, pupils explore the following:
Key Stage 1:
- Changes that have happened recently, and their impact nationally.
- Significant events from the past that have impacted nationally or globally.
- The contribution of significant individuals both nationally and globally.
- Events and people of historical significance in the local area.
Key Stage 2:
- Britain, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
- The Roman Empire and Britain.
- Anglo-Saxons and Scots settlers on the British Isles.
- The Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons.
- A local history study.