Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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History

History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We aim to achieve this by developing planning and subject expertise, with access to interactive resources and artefacts, informed by current national expectations

At Holy Family, we believe that a high quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At its core, History should inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

Through the teaching of history, we work hard to teach our children the facts from certain periods of History. Most importantly of all, we value the importance of taking part in re-creating some of the awe and wonder associated with these significant areas of our past and, of course, some significant historical figures. We place importance on our children being able to recognise, understand and explain how things link within each area of History that is studied, in particular British History which is taught chronologically across the school.