The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. – Theodore Roosevelt


We have shaped our history curriculum to inspire a curiosity within our children to discover more about their past. At Forest Academy, we aim to provide the children with a rich and diverse history curriculum, which equips them with a coherent knowledge and understanding about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our pupils will develop their critical thinking skills to be able to analyse evidence and appreciate different viewpoints, to become well-informed historians.


At Forest Academy, we provide the children with a variety of memorable experiences to deepen the children’s historical understanding. Our pupils have participated in many exciting opportunities; for example year 1 and 2 children had fun re-enacting the Great Fire of London in our school playground. Forest Academy implements the National Curriculum through creative and practical lessons which are inclusive to all children. Our history curriculum provides the children with chronological understanding, knowledge of significant individuals and events, and how the past impacts our lives in the present.


We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the follow:

  • Book looks
  • Pupil voice
  • Regular feedback each lesson
  • Staff CPD
Knowledge Organisers
(Key information and vocabulary for each topic area)
Cycle A
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Upper Key Stage 2
Cycle B
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Upper Key Stage 2