At King David Primary School, we strive to develop a love for learning about the past, we are committed to providing all children with a foundation to better understand the past and how history shapes the future. The teaching of history explores human experience over time and how that experience has shaped the world we live in today. We understand that being historically conscious transforms the way that we perceive the world and our place in it.

We teach a high-quality, knowledge-rich history curriculum that has been carefully designed and sequenced to equip our children with a secure, coherent knowledge of British, local and world history. Our curriculum aims to develop substantive and disciplinary knowledge through studying specific historical contexts in detail and building knowledge in overview. Our teaching includes building up disciplinary knowledge, considering cause and consequence, change and continuity, historical significance, similarity and differences, sources, evidence and interpretations.

From an early age, our pupils develop the ability to understand what is past and what is present. As this chronological awareness is developed we continue to layer further historical knowledge. Through this chronological approach to the curriculum our pupils are able to understand continuity and change over long periods of time and are also able to attribute their own significance to events and individuals within history. We work from EYFS through to Year Six developing and building upon a breadth of knowledge and skills and we aim to support the children in retaining and expanding this knowledge through a process of reflecting on prior learning and new teaching in each year of their educational journey.

Our history curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement, skills they will find invaluable in an ever-changing world.

Subject Lead: Miss L Walker