History

At St David’s we provide topics that stimulate, motive, inspire and provoke a love of learning and questioning. Children are immersed in their topics and they are provided with opportunities where they are free to explore, discuss, question and learn from events in the past. Children are encouraged to become knights for the day whilst visiting a castle or be a child in Tudor times. They foster an interest in the past and develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer.

Our history curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time
  • know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
  • ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
  • discuss changes within living memory and learn about events beyond living  memory that are significant nationally and globally (e.g the Great fire of London)
  • learn about the lives and achievements of significant individuals in the past (e.g Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Edith Cavell)
  • identify significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • learn about significant turning points in British history