History fires children’s curiosity about the past and at Hatch Warren Infant School they learn about familiar and famous people and events from the recent and more distant past in Britain and elsewhere. We usually start our history topics with first hand experiences which provides the base from which to look back to the past. They look for similarities and differences between life today and in the past and use common words associated with the passing of time. They talk and write about what happened and why people acted as they did. They find out about the past using different sources of information and representations including artefacts, books, photographs, video clips, drama, visits and the Internet.
It is built upon the following principles:
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