History Curriculum Intent 2021
Love Jesus, Love learning, Love Life, Love Enquiring
At St Joseph’s our intention is that our children will :
Recognise the importance of our historical context
Appreciate the relevance of key historical events and eras on their lives today.
Know about local, national and world history in order to develop historical skills and recall key concepts
Grow as historical inquisitors.
Be able to use their knowledge of the past to inform their actions to change things for the better in the future.
Through following the history of Britain and its invaders and settlers we aim to give the children an understanding of how our national history has evolved. Alongside this we consider the importance of ancient civilisations and empires and how they may have influenced us.
Flashback Days for History and Geography enable children to recall and remember their recent studies, make links to previous learning and spend a day immersed in this area of the curriculum twice a year. We also use Fieldwork trips and outside learning to support our teaching wherever possible. Our Gospel values are embedded in each topic and children are regularly encouraged to discuss their learning in the light of these.