The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. Through the curriculum children will develop a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day enabling children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. With our focus on chronology, cause and consequence, society, legacy and significance what they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.
Our aim at St Louis is to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources. Our historians will also be able to explain clearly how these sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how these interpretations may differ. Pupils will be taught to make links between these areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated and curious learners that can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. It is important that the children develop progressive skills of a historian and do not just learn a series of facts about the past. In History, pupils, find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusion. To do this successfully, as historians, they need to be able to research, interpret evidence, including primary and secondary sources, make connections and draw contrasts to create their own structured accounts. St Louis children will develop the necessary skills to argue for their point of view with evidence; skills that will help them in their adult life.
More details on our History Curriculum (Please click the links below to access the documents)