History at Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Our intent at Holy Family is that our History curriculum will help pupils to augment their cultural literacy and gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past; teaching them 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.
History lessons focus on developing historical skills and children working as historians. Children are exposed to real life historical experiences and learn about history in an active and creative way. The planning of learning couples the progression of skills and knowledge throughout the school along with diverse enrichment opportunities in which to apply that learning.
Outcomes in books and evidence from pupil voice will demonstrate a broad and balanced history curriculum, showing children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and skills.