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Christ Church, CEP Academy, Brockman Road, Folkestone, Kent


Rationale for History:

As President Harry S. Truman once said, ‘‘The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.’’  History is a subject that has incredible importance here at Christ Church CEP Academy.  We plan and teach history through a cross-curricular approach in order for our children to immerse themselves in a topic in great depth; this in turns keeps our children engaged and interested while developing a rich historical knowledge.  Our children learn history through a skills-based approach.  Our progression of skills document outlines the skills we believe children should learn in history and how these skills progress as the children journey through the school.


History is organised in a range of ways at Christ Church CEP Academy.  Although chronology is an important aspect and skill within history, as a school we do not teach history in chronological order.  History instead is based on, but not limited to, age-appropriateness, engagement, stimuli for writing and literature focus within reading.  Throughout our History curriculum, three key threads permeate throughout our history curriculum: Progress, Events and Change (PEC).  These are interlinked throughout.  However, we do promote the opportunity for children to compare and contrast topics whether this is two ancient civilizations that have been learnt about or two similar periods in history.  Our Christ Church Experience maps out the historical topics that are taught.


History is taught through a cross-curricular approach: this approach allows our children to immerse themselves in a topic while developing an intellectual curiosity.  At Christ Church, we teach history through History curriculum lessons but we give the children the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in English lessons through extended writing tasks.


We aim for our children to receive a broad and balanced History curriculum in which children learn about both ancient and modern history, significant individuals and key historical events.  History is assessed using quizzes and in class assessments.  The children get the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, where possible, through curriculum subjects e.g. English.  They also get to complete summative assessments (usually a quiz) at the end of a topic to assess their knowledge.  The work the children produce is then used to decide a formal assessment mark for the children in History at the end of the academic year.



14th Jan 2022
Children were looking into why people did things in the past. They were exploring...
14th Dec 2021
We have been making laurel themed headdresses and here we are in our Greek theatre...