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Progression of Skills

To ensure that our Key Stage 1 & 2 history curriculum is successful in developing children's historical understanding, we need to take a progressive approach. This means that we cannot simply repeat the same types of work year after year. Instead, we have planned a curriculum that becomes increasingly challenging as students move through school. We have also prioritised teaching the units in chronological order. This is because: 

  1. Learning history chronologically helps students understand the context and causality of events. They can see how one event led to another, helping them make sense of the past and its impact on the present.

  2. Critical Thinking Skills: Chronological teaching encourages critical thinking skills as students analyse the reasons for changes over time and the consequences of historical decisions. This promotes a deeper understanding of history and the ability to draw informed conclusions.