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.
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)
Historical Knowledge and Understanding
Interpretations of History
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.