At St. Luke's we want History to develop skills for life: asking questions, finding information, sharing ideas and understanding other people’s feelings, viewpoints and experiences. History is taught through engaging topic lessons which make links to other curricular areas. Lessons could include drawing, object handling, drama, photography or writing – anything that captures the children’s curiosity about the past and the world around them. We also want our children to feel confident exploring first hand the evidence from the past, so regular trips are organised as part of our enriched curriculum.
We teach History according to the guidelines in the 2014 National Curriculum. Please refer to our curriculum maps for the specific units of work for each year group.
To enable children to:
- know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day
- know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world
- gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
- understand historical concepts
- understand the methods of historical enquiry
- gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts