The knowledge that is taught within our history curriculum can be viewed or downloaded below. The knowledge organisers bring together all the information that children need to learn in order to fully engage with the subject.
Within our curriculum, children are given time to use the historical vocabulary they have learned. This may be in oral tasks such as explaining what a word means or a historical concept or in written tasks such as non-chronological reports. Much of the language children learn is transferable and this allows then to make links between the various periods of history studied. For example, the word empire is introduced in the Magnificent Monarchs unit in KS1. This is built upon during the Emperors and Empires unit in LKS2 and again during several of the UKS2 history units.
Several of our history topics encourage children to reflect on the lives of people in the past, to empathise with the challenges faced and explore the injustices faced by those who were oppressed. These themes are frequently revisited and built upon during assembly times.
Our history curriculum is filled with inspirational people who have succeeded in the face of adversity. The National Curriculum does not prescribe which people we study and our school curriculum has been carefully crafted to ensure that our inspirational people reflect the aspirations of our school community.