Ladycross Infant and Nursery School



History Vision


At Ladycross Infant and Nursery School we recognise the importance of children understanding local, national and international history. Through the history curriculum we aim to support children to develop an enquiring mind about the past through stories, research and exploring photographs and artefacts.


At Ladycross we want children to recognise that anyone can have an impact on society and inspire each child to be the best they can be, by teaching them about people and events that have had significant impact in the world.



At Ladycross Infant and Nursery school through teaching History  through over arching enquiry questions we intend to inspire pupil’s Historical curiosity so that our pupils are actively involved in their learning. Our intention is to make real world links and demonstrate how History impacts upon the pupil’s lives.


Our curriculum provides children with a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want pupils to develop a clear historical perspective so that they can piece together their growing knowledge and fit it into different contexts. Through studying History through meaningful questions, pupils learn to appreciate how people and events in the past have shaped the way that we live now.


The aims of the History curriculum are to ensure pupils:

  • To make children aware and order significant past events within living memory (past 100 years) and how this have affected national life. 
  • Be aware of events, both nationally and internationally, that have happened beyond living memory. 
  • To know about significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. 
  •  Be aware of important events, people and places in their locality. 



Teaching of History in the Foundation Stage:

Foundation Stage history is part of the national curriculum’s learning objectives for developing the pupils understanding of the world, within our foundation stage the pupils learn through experiences that introduce the concept of time and change. For example, pupils may be asked to bring in photographs of themselves as babies and to discuss how they have changed over time, pupils will also explore patterns and routines.


Teaching of History in Key Stage 1:

Pupils 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.



 Children will develop a clear knowledge of all aspects of the History National Curriculum, they will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children will be inspired and curious to know more about the past. Teaching will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically and develop perspective and judgement.


History teaching will ensure that children understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. They will understand the processes that cause change, over time, to physical and human features.

Pupil voice

"I like learning about the past. It's exciting." - Y1 pupil

"You get to find out things, like what toys your parents played with." - Y1 pupil

"I enjoying learning about the Great Fire of London. We started with some acting" - Y2 pupil

"I now know what life was like for my grandparents." - Y2 pupil

Look at some of of our amazing History work


Did you know that Ladycross School played an important part in World War 2? Click on the picture to find out more! If you want to find out more about Sandiacre's history 

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