“I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.”
History provides identity. Studying history improves our decision making and judgement. It teaches us how to learn from others in the past. History also helps us understand change and how society has developed.
Here at St Michael’s we enjoy looking at the past with curiosity and questioning eyes. The aim is for children to develop and enhance their understanding through looking at artefacts, journals, newspaper cuttings and research using electronic media. Through enhancing the children’s reasoning skills and understanding, children will develop as sense of place and time as well as the beginnings of analytical and critical thinking when looking at the past. The Leaders of Tomorrow will need to learn lessons from the past and understand why there can be many interpretations of events.
We are proud of the school’s history (dating as far back as 1864). As part of the WW1 Centenary celebrations, St Michael’s created a local history museum to honour and remember those who gave their lives showing our value of love.
The curriculum we use is led by the National Curriculum.
To find out how skills progress in history, please see below.
To see how History fits into the wider curriculum, please click on the Curriculum Maps tab to the side