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History at King Ed's


At KEPS, we aim to inspire our children’s curiosity about the past, equipping them with the skills to ask questions, look at evidence, debate and develop perspective. We help our children to become aware of how historical events have shaped the world that they live in, developing a sense of their own identity and increasing their understanding of the present in the context of the past. Our history lessons help our pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. With this in mind, our curriculum begins with a focus on the world around us and in living memory, and is carefully constructed to ensure that teaching and learning in history is accessible to all, with our learners gaining a coherent, chronological understanding of Britain’s past, as well as that of the wider world. By providing rich, real-life opportunities for our children to explore their heritage and cultural capital and remaining sensitive to the context of our local area and children’s interests, we aim to maximise the outcomes for every child, making connections between current and previous learning so that they know more, remember more and understand more.