“Study the past if you want to define the future.” – Confucius
At Kilburn Grange School, we believe a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our history curriculum is designed to provide all learners with the knowledge and cultural capital needed to flourish in modern British society. We aim to teach them about the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups in addition to their own identity.
History is theme led and units are taught using a cross-curricular approach, linking history to other subjects. In Years 1-6, when a topic has a history unit, history is taught once per week. We also intend for our children to engage in rich, real-life experiences in order to learn creatively about history. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, History is integrated into the EYFS curriculum and half-termly topics. It is taught and planned through whole-class teaching and continuous provision. Each half-term, key historical events and memorable dates are also identified and taught as part of the whole school or in-class assemblies.