We aim to encourage children’s reflection and curiosity through our history curriculum. At Coupe Green Children will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children are inspired to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop their own perspectives and judgements.

Key stage 1

Pupils develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. We teach where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They learn a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. We encourage the children to ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. Time is given to ensure children develop an understanding of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented.

Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Curriculum topics are outlined on our curriculum long term plan.