Children at Strand Infants are ‘detectives’ of the past; we encourage and foster enjoyment of history from an early age.
Children are encouraged to ask questions, find out information and think critically.
We begin by helping children to think about changes within their living memory. We think about their own life so far and develop some early historical vocabulary.
Children are then taught about events beyond their living memory such as The Great Fire of London. Every year the children mark Remembrance Day respectfully and their understanding of this develops through the school.
Children are also taught about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed nationally and internationally, such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, and Neil Armstrong.
The developing skills, vocabulary, and early historical knowledge learnt during the Infant years lays the foundation for a more chronological approach in our linked Junior School.
View our curriculum overview for history here;