Our intent at St Peter’s is that our History curriculum will help pupils to augment their cultural literacy and gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past; teaching them to ask questions, think critically, understand, use and reflect on first hand and secondary evidence and develop an appreciation of where their lives fit in into the past as well as the future.
We teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives in the past, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
History lessons focus on developing historical skills and children working as historians. Children are exposed to real life historical experiences and learn about history in an active and creative way. We want children to experience history wherever possible through visits, visitors and trips. We visit our local museums as well as travel by coach to other historical places of interest around Kent.
The planning of history combines the progression of skills and knowledge throughout the school along with enrichment opportunities in which to apply that learning.
Outcomes in books and evidence from pupil voice will demonstrate a broad and balanced history curriculum, showing children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and skills.