Fairway Infant School


At Fairway, our history curriculum enables pupils to gain a developing knowledge and understanding of the world around them by inspiring their curiosity about the past and ultimately, by the end of year 2, looking at how our lives today have changed as a result of events in the past. They begin to develop an understanding of British history as well as that of the wider world.


Our curriculum is designed to explore 7 main areas;

  • Chronology

  • Using a range of sources to ask and answer questions

  • Organisation and Communication

  • Cause and Consequence

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Different ways the past is represented

  • Historical Vocabulary


The children use a wide range of sources and engage in carefully planned activities that take into account children's prior knowledge and experience and encourage them to look closely, ask carefully considered questions, draw conclusions and make comparisons.