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Leighton Primary School


In accordance with the national curriculum, children in key stage one are taught about:

  • changes within living memory – where appropriate, these are used to reveal aspects of change in national life
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (for example, the Great Fire of London)
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, which are used to compare aspects of life in different periods (for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell)
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality