History is taught as a stand alone subject split into 5 themes taken from the National Curriculum; Within/Beyond living memory, Local History, Significant people and places, British chronology and international civilisations. The skills required for working as a historian are taught throughout each unit of work, allowing the children to understand the disciplinary knowledge needed to be a good historian.

Children coming into Christ the King have limited access to museums, local history areas and literature, so teachers ensure that these experiences and resources form a part of the school’s curriculum to fill these gaps – such as a visit to the King Richard III visitors centre in Year 3 and learning about school life in the Victorian times at Beaumanor Hall in Year 2.  Key vocabulary for the topics are explicitly taught.

The History long term plan for all year groups can be found here. An example of a Medium Term Plan can be found here.

The History End of Year Expectations can be found here.

The History skills progression can be found here.