History at St Thomas More is taught as part of our spiral curriculum. History lessons occur once a week. Our ‘Journey through time periods’ history curriculum has been designed to cover all of the skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 1, history is taught as part of a half-termly unit, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 2, history is taught as part of a four weekly unit, ensuring coverage of all key topic areas through the year. This knowledge is then revisited and built upon the following year. The allows for a broad and rich knowledge based curriculum.
As well as discrete history lessons, we celebrate national and international historical events such as Black History Month (focusing on the key changes in our world’s history as we explore key figures and achievements of those people both present and past) and Remembrance Day.