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We aim for History at Christ Church to be an exciting subject for all children. History encourages pupils to consider how the past has influenced the present, and how a variety of elements have influenced people’s actions. As well as developing their knowledge of past events, learning about the past can influence pupils’ attitudes to the present and the future. Through our teaching of History, we aim to give our pupils the skills and knowledge they require to become the best historians that they can be. We also aim to challenge our children in History lessons, to go beyond the facts, and to develop their own opinions about the impact of historical events on our lives today.

KS1 Humanities Overview



In partnership with Christ Church Junior School, we have produced  Progression of Knowledge and Skills documents. These outline the progression of each of the 5 key skills through Key Stage 1 and 2. (Listed below)

  • Chronological Understanding

  • Historical Knowledge and Understanding

  • Interpretations of History

  • Historical Enquiry

  • Organisation and Communication

These key skills will be taught through carefully planned topics.


The impact of our History Curriculum is that children will have learned more about the past and developed an understanding of how the past affects the present and the future. Children at Christ Church will be encouraged to think of themselves as historians and inspired to develop a passion for History. They will achieve at least Age Related Expectations in History.


Christ Church (Church of England) Junior aims to provide the highest standards of education and care within a Christian foundation. We also recognise and celebrate the limitless potential of all our children and seek to maximise their natural enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning in History.

By learning history, pupils will understand that history is a narrative of the past and that they are the characters in the narrative of shaping the future. They will be inspired to think of consequences of actions on a bigger scale and consider their role now and in the future.


​At the start of each new topic, the children in each year group will be provided with a day of exciting activities during our ‘Inspiration Days’. The intention of these is to enthuse the children for their learning of the topic ahead.  They will also be engaged with visits, trips, memorable experiences and specialist visitors coming into school to help enhance their learning.  Pupils will always be encouraged to share their own thoughts, personal experiences, cultural backgrounds and their own understanding of history.

We respect, share and celebrate the history of all people.
Curriculum Overview/Progression Of Skills
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