History at St Joseph’s

The subject leader is: Mrs Hayley Gilbert

At St Joseph’s we believe that a well rounded History curriculum will allow children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to develop historical skills and concepts which are transferable to whatever period of history is being studied and will equip children for future learning. The key historical skills and concepts, which are revisited throughout different units of work, are: Historical Interpretations; Historical Investigations; Chronological Understanding; Knowledge and Understanding of Events, People and Changes in the Past; Presenting, organising and Communicating. We allow children to truly develop and embed a sense of time and how civilisations were interconnected. Children will understand how some historical events occurred in different locations.

Children at St Joseph’s are taught to know more and remember more in each area of history studied and lessons are structured to consider prior learning, allowing for  opportunities to revise facts and historical understanding. The revision and introduction of key vocabulary is built into each sequence of learning and included within display materials and additional resources. We aim to ensure History is loved by teachers and pupils across school, therefore encouraging them to continue building this wealth of historical knowledge and understanding, now and in the future.