These notes have been compiled to show how the Mr Watt eBooks can be used in conjunction with the 2014 National Curriculum. (This case study, with Hertford Infants, has used Brighton as the region for the “significant individuals and people in their own locality” section).

These notes are ongoing work; any comments or suggestions are welcomed, and I am very happy to do Mr Watt presentation sheets that will assist your class if you let me know the specifics (for example, see the maths activity sheets prepared for Hertford Infants.)

KEY STAGE 1 History (eBook3)

The text is below, but please email  Jon Mills    if you would like a more user-friendly, tabled Word.doc of these notes to print out.

ks1 docs

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. In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching about the people, events and changes outlined below, teachers are often introducing pupils to historical periods that they will study more fully at key stages 2 and 3.
Pupils should betaught about:     ‘Under wear & tear’         ‘Space, the final            front door’  ‘Good heavens Mr.Watt!’
Changes within living memory.Where appropriate, these should

be used to reveal aspects of

changes in national life



Space exploration; Big bang theory; images of space; moon landing; telescope development & design; satellites in space; mobile phone and communications.Hubble Space telescope (P.28) The Village Blacksmith (P.42)Horses in farming
Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first airplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries]


   Cutlers workshop 1700’s (P.4)Boiler shop 1919 (P.7)  Herschel telescope 1795 (P.18) James Nasmyth’s Steam hammer invented 1842  (P.33)History of Scientific instruments; sundials; orreries; planetariums; navigation;
The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be 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]


Herschel (P.18)

Hubble (P.28)

Yuri Gagarin;

Neil Armstrong;





Stephen Hawking

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.



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  1. Pingback: Mr Watt’s Key Stage 1 notes (all subjects) | mrwatt'sblog

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