At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School we aim to provide an enriching history curriculum that focuses on knowledge progression, child-led inquiry, and topic-based learning. Our curriculum aims to instil a love for history in our pupils and provide them with a deep understanding of the past.
We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning, therefore, our curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experiences which enable them to connect with history in meaningful ways. We encourage our pupils to ask questions, explore ideas, and make connections between historical events and the world they live in today. Through topic-based learning, our students are able to develop a holistic understanding of history that connects different periods and themes.
Our curriculum is designed to support knowledge progression, with each year building on the learning from previous years, with themes and concept being revisited. We aim to provide children with a strong foundation in key historical concepts, such as chronology, historical significance, and cause and effect. We also prioritise the development of skills such as critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation. By the end of their time at St. Joseph's, our students will have a deep understanding of the past along with the tools to interpret and make sense of historical events.
Overall, our history curriculum is designed to empower our students to become lifelong learners with a passion for history. By providing opportunities for child-led inquiry and hands-on experiences, we aim to foster curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for future learning and encourages our students to explore the past with an open mind and a sense of wonder.