At St. Barnabas and St. Paul’s Primary School, we believe that a well-rounded History curriculum provides our children with an opportunity to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We have carefully designed our History curriculum so that children gain this knowledge as they progress through school. A high-quality History education 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. The knowledge and skills gained and developed in History are also transferrable to many other areas of the school curriculum including: Art, Literacy, Reading, Writing and Science.
Through our History curriculum, at St. Barnabas and St. Paul’s, we strive to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the past that will remain with them for their rest of their lives. Through the teaching of History, we aim to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History by providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills.
“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt.