History Curriculum

History helps us to understand our past, which in turn allows us to understand our present. It provides an opportunity for pupils to learn about their own place in the world and how this relates to historical event and societies.

At King’s House School, we aim to teach interactive and stimulating history. We do this through a range of kinaesthetic activities, outside speakers and of course, trips! History is taught in the School by class teachers in the Junior Department and by specialist teachers in the Senior Department.

Senior Department Topics

Topics in each year group include:

  • Year 4 study the development of Britain from the Anglo-Saxons to the Norman Conquest.
  • Year 5 look at Mughal India, America and the French Revolution.
  • Pupils in Year 6 are introduced to the 19th and 20th century, investigating the concept of Imperialism, slavery and war.
  • Years 7 and 8 study the Early Modern period for Common Entrance, and look at international history.