History at St Paul's

Pupils from Year 5 say " My teacher is fun. He makes the lessons engaging. We can see that our teacher has a passion for history and he explains it very clearly.  Our teacher has strong knowledge about history. It's one of our favorite subjects". 

History has always been held in high regard at St Paul's Catholic Primary school, with the local area's own rich history celebrated throughout the school.  Our high-quality history education at St Paul’s aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more and remember more over time. The curriculum develops pupil’s abilities to know more about the past, developing a knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world and how our daily lives have changed over time. Through history, we will teach children 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 the time. Pupils should develop key skills including: asking perceptive questions; thinking critically; weighing up evidence; sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgment. The history curriculum makes full use of resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The history curriculum at St Paul’s is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy. 

This shows how our local area has changed over time. 

Our Learning from this term: