History curriculum statement
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. It should also equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. (National curriculum, 2014.)
History at St Augustine’s
By the time the children leave St Augustine’s they will have learnt a range of historical skills, learnt about different historical periods, from both British and world history, and researched important figures who made significant impacts, during the periods of history taught over EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Progression is ensured over EYFS, KS1 and KS2, through the development of historical skills. We approach this starting in EYFS through a basic understanding of the children’s history, including who they are and their family. This then progresses through KS1, to be exposed to more historical skills including chronology, learning about significant events from the past and significant people who impacted the world. As pupils enter KS2, they are exposed to a wider range of skills, including enquiry. This is in order to use their judgement and curiosity, while gaining knowledge of other periods in history ranging from the Ancient World to more recent modern History.
At St Augustine’s we believe that History lends itself to cross curricular approaches, whether this be research, through the use of IT technology, Geography, Art, Design and technology and Writing.
Take a look at some of the interesting ways we learn about History at St Augustines.
Year 4 - Vikings & Ancient Egypt
Foundation Stage 2 - Bonfire Night
Year 1 - Great Fire of London