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Compton All Saints Church of England Primary School




  • Our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world to build respect, appreciation, and pride of their country.
  • We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past to develop their understanding of key events. Children will ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
  • History is delivered within projects. We immerse the children into a theme by exploiting cross curricular links, links with British values and our school values. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, including those of the present, the process of change, the diversity of societies and beliefs, whilst celebrating these differences


How is this subject planned?

  • National Curriculum is taught in KS1 and KS2
  • In the Early Years the Foundation Stage Curriculum is taught.
  • Each key stage follows a rolling programme of termly topics. Geography and History are the
    main ‘drivers’ (lead subjects) for these topics. KS1 have 3 cycles.

Our history skills are broken down into:

  • Historical interpretation
  • Historical investigations
  • Chronological understanding
  • Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past
  • Presenting, organising and communicating

How is this subject taught?

  • History is taught in half-termly blocked units of work in each year group. Where appropriate,
    these are linked to other areas of the
  • Books, artefacts and other resources obtained through Hampshire curriculum services.
  • Trips and visits support history knowledge – e.g. to the Weald & Down land Museum, Tower of London, Fishbourne Palace etc.








How is this subject assessed?

  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the content, skills and processes specified in the
    relevant programme of study of the National Curriculum. Teachers make assessments against the skills progression accordingly – and
    keep track of any children who are not meeting these skills.
  • Assessment of History is reported to parents in the annual report.

How is this subject monitored?

  • This subject is in focus once every three years. When in focus there will be an action plan to develop the subject which will be monitored
    by governors on the curriculum committee.
  • The subject leader is responsible for
    monitoring the planning, teaching and
    assessment of the subject. This is achieved through subject review staff meetings where learning and planning is shared and compared
    to skills progressions.


History Skills Progression

history skills progression.pdf

History Subject Overview

history subject knowledge coverage.pdf