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The History curriculum at Aldersbrook builds on previous knowledge and skills, allowing children to revisit skills in new contexts in order to increase understanding and allow them to feel confident exploring new eras, countries or features of the world around them. The knowledge and skills that we teach are taken from the National Curriculum and allocated into year group objectives which build on previous learning and best prepare children to progress to the next step. Teachers use the progression document for History, which covers Year 1 to Year 6, in order to: assess children’s ability; identify gaps in learning; ensure appropriate curriculum coverage and delivery of a breadth of study to ensure children are given the best chance of progressing.

Each year group teaches three units of History