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We believe that historical knowledge should be built up over a child’s life, and within our curriculum, we offer children the opportunity to explore links between different time periods and civilisations. Throughout the curriculum, pupils are taught the substantive content which defines each period. This knowledge is meticulously planned and regularly revisited and elaborated upon. More abstract concepts, too, are carefully developed across the key stage, so that pupils gain an increasingly sophisticated understanding of, for example, kingship or empire. However, it is not only substantive knowledge that is taught. The disciplinary skills of history, such as source analysis, interpretation, perspective, continuity and change are all explicitly taught and practised. We use the Kapow scheme of work, which offers highly engaging lessons, designed by specialists, so that knowledge and skills are well sequenced and developed across the school. 

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Sissinghurst (VA) Church of England
Primary School
Common Road
TN17 2BH

01580 713895