At St Peters, our intent is that our teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the past of the wider world. We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to know more about the past. We aim to enable children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach children 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.
Pupils are taught history in a chronological order through time, enabling progression of learning and skills. Visits, visitors and involvement in the community activities are planned in to provide first-hand experiences for the pupils to support and develop their learning as historians and their historical experiences. Pupils gain more historical experiences from going on visits and being proud of their local heritage. Pupils will learn lessons from history to influence the decisions they make in their lives in the future, supporting school’s overall focus on enabling them to become responsible citizens.