Key Stage 1 local history through fresh eyes

Primary History article

By Polly Tucknott, published 26th May 2015

Upon approaching this article on teaching the local history component of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 I decided to focus on one school, to look at what they normally deliver, and to put forward suggestions that could be used to enhance their existing unit of study.

I visited Pencoys Primary School, Four Lanes, Cornwall, a village school in the heart of old copper and tin mining country, with a view across hilltops and mine stacks down to the north coast. For the local history study with Year 2 they are planning on continuing the normal topic focus of examining the history of local town, St Ives...

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