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Rising Stars History is a complete curriculum programme for primary history which provides 18 half-termly units of work to ensure pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s history, their locality and the history of the wider world. It offers complete coverage of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for History (2014) and supports meeting the criteria of the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (2019).
From starting points suitable for all, the units develop to provide appropriate challenges for KS1 and KS2 pupils of varying abilities. The units have key questions to develop the use of historical enquiry, as well as a focus on the acquisition and application of key subject knowledge, concepts and vocabulary throughout. Skills, knowledge and understanding in history progress through Year 1 to Year 6, being taught, developed and applied throughout the schemes of work.
A range of opportunities are provided to enable all pupils to communicate their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Links are made within and across units to support pupils in making connections and in developing a strong overview of chronology, breadth and local to global history. Rising Stars History offers complete coverage of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for History (2014). See the Topic List at the end of this document for the titles of the units, the enquiry questions, the curriculum foci, and the Big Finishes.
More detail about coverage is given in the KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 Curriculum Coverage and Progression Charts (available online). All the units provide coverage of the National Curriculum Programme of Study statements to some extent, however certain units provide a key focus and some an assessment task that can be utilised to gather further evidence on progress, and these are indicated on the charts. The charts also contain expected standards for each statement at each year group, enabling teachers to track the course of progression through the scheme from start to finish.