History is taught as a driver subject, supporting other foundation subjects throughout all years, with links being made to other areas of the curriculum where those links are strong. 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. Vocabulary is also given a central focus due to the low literacy entry points of the children to the school.
Christ the King follows the National Curriculum for history in all year groups to enable children to make good progress from EYFS to Year 6. Teachers make links to the knowledge acquired in previous year groups explicit, adapt lessons so that all children can participate and reach end of year expectations as well as developing children’s chronological awareness. The skills required for working as a historian are taught throughout each unit of work with ample opportunities for children to use and develop their reading skills.