At St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, we embark on a fascinating journey through time to explore the rich tapestry of human history. Our curriculum is designed to ignite curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep appreciation for the events, cultures and individuals that have shaped the world we live in today.
Key Objectives of our History Curriculum:
• Develop a chronological framework, understanding the sequence of historical events.
• Explore timelines to grasp the interconnectedness of past, present and future.
• Introduce students to key historical periods, including ancient civilizations, medieval times and the modern era.
• Foster an understanding of significant historical figures, events and societal developments.
• Investigate fundamental historical concepts such as continuity, change, cause and effect and significance.
Interpretations of History
• Identify and give reasons for different ways in which the past is represented.
• Distinguish between different sources; compare and offer reasons for different versions of the same story.
• Select, analyse and evaluate a wide range of evidence in order to justify claims about the past and choose the most reliable form.
• Develop critical thinking skills by analysing historical sources, artefacts and primary documents.
• Foster the ability to pose historical questions and engage in evidence-based reasoning.
• Encourage students to draw connections between past and present circumstances.
Organisation and Communication
• Select and organise information to produce structured work, making appropriate use of dates and terms.
We believe that every child can be a historian. Our history programme is designed to cater to diverse learning styles and abilities, ensuring that all pupils feel included and motivated to explore the past. Our Primary School History Curriculum aims to inspire a lifelong love for history, nurturing inquisitive minds that appreciate the complexities of the past and its enduring impact on our present and future.