Aims of our History Curriculum
At St Peter’s School, we shape our History curriculum to ensure that it is ambitious for all learners. We aim to spark the children’s curiosity about the past and bring it alive through rich, engaging experiences, which will deepen their understanding and knowledge of local History and that of the wider world. We aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History, ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills.
The History curriculum at St Peter’s ensures that children’s knowledge and vocabulary are extended as they progress through school. Real life experiences are key to our children’s learning and links with local museums enables History to be brought to life. During each academic year, children participate in a History-focused visit to deepen their understanding of their current topic. In addition to this, we aim to provide a whole school visit to a local Historical landmark or location; this promotes a breadth of cross-curricular learning and enquiry. At St Peter’s we are fortunate to have Governors and visitors who have a breadth of knowledge about the past to share with our children. They hear exciting stories from History and use sources of information to help them ask and answer questions.