South Kilvington Church of England Academy, Stockton Road, South Kilvington, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2LR

01845 523191

South Kilvington C of E Academy

Proud to be part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust



  • Inspire pupil's curiosity to know more about the past, developing a knowledge and understanding of their local history, Britain’s past, and that of the wider world
  • Develop children's knowledge about people and events from a variety of perspectives: including Britain and the wider world, considering a range of perspectives: Political, Economic, Religious, Social, Scientific/Technological, Cultural/Artistic.
  • Develop pupil's language, skills and vocabulary needed to express their historical knowledge and understanding.
  • Develop children's understanding of chronology, knowledge of key facts, significant people and places in history.
  • Develop children's knowledge, links and awareness of how events that happened in the past have affected and shaped our lives today.



  • The National Curriculum for history is taught to all year groups.
  • A clear progression in knowledge, skills and vocabulary is taught throughout the school to ensure coverage is met, the sequence builds on skills and progression is clear.
  • Trio Time is used to retrieve and reinforce previously taught knowledge in order to consolidate prior learning. It also used as an assessment strategy.
  • Key vocabulary is shared and discussed at the start of each lesson and revisited in future lessons.
  • Teachers assess and adapt learning for all groups of learners, specifically providing support and challenge for SEND and PP children.
  • Inquiry based history activities stimulate children's curiosity and independence.
  • Children visit local historic sites so they can experience first-hand the scale and texture of real lives in the past.
  • Links are made to wider parts of the curriculum when they naturally fit but this is never forced to ensure deep levels of history knowledge and skills are always prioritised.



  • Children are curious and passionate about their learning in history with an ever-growing skill, knowledge and vocabulary set.
  • Children are able to effectively use age appropriate historical vocabulary.
  • Outcomes in history books evidences a broad and balanced history curriculum demonstrating children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge, vocabulary and a progression in skills.
  • Increased pupil engagement and enjoyment in history- pupil voice shows a range of different teaching methods to engage all learners. 
  • Children understand their local history and can talk confidently about aspects of it.