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St Ann's History Curriculum

History Curriculum Aims

The aims of our History Curriculum are to develop children’s knowledge, experiences and understanding of history, inspiring and igniting their curiosity about the wider world and their understanding of how society has developed. To give children a chance to explore rich vocabulary and a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive. To have opportunities to become detectives and investigate various sources of evidence, which enable them to compare, contrast and examine why things have changed over time. For pupils to have opportunities to be enquiring thinkers understanding cause and effect and links between past and modern times including studying ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires and the characteristic features of past non-European societies. The opportunity to develop their knowledge and an understanding of the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day.  This will help them to consider how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. To ensure every child is recognised as a unique individual and to challenge all our children to develop a love of learning through history and to reach their full potential.  We further aim to celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse multi-cultural curriculum while embedding the three Christian values of hope for a positive future, respect for difference and perseverance for an intrinsic love of learning to help drive this curriculum forward.  

 We want our children to –  

  • Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, helping to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to want to know more about the past.  

  • Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. 

  • Begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. 

  • To understand and develop their own identity and face the challenges of their time.  

  • To create active learners who are curious, fascinated, and passionate about history and who have a developing knowledge of chronology in order to help them organise their past. 

History Statements

History Curriculum Documents

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