At St David's the aim of our history curriculum is to provide our pupils with a coherent knowledge and understanding of the past of Britain and the wider world. We ensure that all our pupils have a clear understanding of historical concepts and can confidently use historical vocabulary. Our high-quality lessons engage our pupils and inspire them to explore more about the past. We encourage our students to ask perceptive questions and provide them with the skills so they can think critically, weigh evidence, sift argument and develop perspective and judgment to reach their own conclusions. We believe in the importance of history in enabling pupils to appreciate the complexity of others’ lives, how things change, the diversity of society and the relationships between different groups. Through the teaching of history our students learn more about their own identity and the challenges of their time.
• History is taught within a two-year rolling programme
• Children are explicitly taught the relevant vocabulary for history and are expected to use this
• Children refer to themselves as historians when they are learning about history
• Children apply the knowledge and skills gained during each topic to create a high-quality product.
• History skills from the national curriculum have been mapped out across the school to ensure the skills are taught in a progressive nature
As a result of our curriculum design all children have developed a broad and balanced understanding of the history of the World and in particular Britain. They have a coherent understanding of the chronology of events they have learnt across their primary education. All children are confident in analysing sources. This will equip them both for their secondary school history education and beyond.