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We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Our history curriculum allows children to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British, and world history 

The children will learn about fascinating ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolutions of empires, and the achievements and atrocities committed by humankind across the ages. The PKC history curriculum is balanced to enable children to look in some depth at local, national and world history, encouraging children to explore the connection between significant events and people and how they have influenced the modern world. 

Our curriculum aims to introduce children to a wide variety of people from the past. From Aristotle and Martin Luther King to Emmeline Pankhurst and Alan Turning—studying the lives of the widely venerated as well as the lives of the less well-known offers pupils’ rich insights into life during key historical periods. 

Furthermore, our curriculum aims to develop disciplinary knowledge by supporting children to understand how the past is constructed and contested. Disciplinary concepts, such as continuity and change, cause and consequence and similarity, difference, and significance, are explored in every unit, and children are supported to think outside of their current unit of work and apply these concepts across the curriculum. 

We aim to ignite children’s love for history through our carefully sequenced curriculum and prepare them with the essential knowledge and skills they need to study Key Stage 3 and beyond. 

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