“The intent of our history curriculum is to deliver high-quality lessons that inspire all pupils to ignite their curiosity of the past and act like historians. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to ask perspective questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement, which supports their learning and interest. We want to encourage children to develop a sense of identity through learning about the past. We want to increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes. This will help to embed our values such as compassion and responsibility.”
At St Michael’s, our History education will help pupils gain a coherent and chronological knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Teaching should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and ask questions to broaden their historical understanding.
As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the historical world should help them to deepen their understanding of significant historical people and their influences on places and the local area.
Children will learn through real-life experiences, exciting theme days and engage with local organisations and heritage sites to develop their historical knowledge.