At St. Joseph’s, we aim to provide a high-quality history education which 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 and events that have shaped the world today. Teaching will equip pupils to ask and answer 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. We aim to extend our knowledge of key historic events and periods through engaging and enriching school visits which also help to deepen our pupil’s understanding.
Going on school visits is a really exciting part of our school curriculum and we appreciate that visits can be costly for parents. As a staff we carefully plan school visits to ensure that children have life long memories of the day they were a Viking or the day they took part in a hands on discovery activity. We truly believe that historical based visits can have a lasting impact on children and that the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom can have a very positive impact on learning for all children.
Below you will find the whole school subject overview and progression frameworks for this area of the curriculum