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Welcome to Churchfields Infants' School History page


My name is Mrs Maginess and I am the History Champion at Churchfields Infants' School.

Our history curriculum follows the EYFS framework and the National Curriculum subject content and is further enhanced by our infant approach to learning and teaching.

We are passionate about exploring the past.  By the end of Year 2, our children will develop an awareness of the past and be able to use common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.  They will learn where the people and events they study fit within a chronological timeline and be able to identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods, such as what it’s like now compared to life during The Great Fire of London.

Learning is made memorable for the children and they are immersed in the events that have happened in the past with the help of theatre groups and exploring real artefacts.  Children begin to become familiar with some significant individuals from the past, such as Samuel Pepys and Amelia Earhart.  They will understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past, for example, using secondary sources or forging links with local and national agencies, including the Redbridge Drama Centre and visiting the Cenotaph.


Churchfields, South Woodford, London, E18 2RB

0208 505 0386