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“How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and what’s next. And Geography helps children make sense of their place in the world.”                      

- Tony Robinson

At St Charles' our History  lessons are skills based and knowledge-rich. Our yearly overview illustrates the extensive coverage of the curriculum which is inter-woven with a bespoke progression of knowledge, skills and themes to take our children beyond the National Curriculum. Throughout the year and across the phases, pupils are able to build upon pre-existing learning by revisiting certain areas of study and experience new learning to enable pupils to consolidate new skills and knowledge.

History and Geography units are taught every alternative half-term and units of work are introduced with a memorable experience as a hook into the learning to engage the children or at the end of the unit to consolidate their understanding and form  links between learning.

Each unit builds upon the children's historical knowledge and provides them with opportunities to write like a historian building on existing skills and understanding to ensure that learning is progressive and continuous.

Refer to our whole-school History curriculum overview.