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Vision Statement

Our History Curriculum Aims to:

At St Joseph’s our intention is to inspire curiosity and to develop children’s knowledge and skills to become historians. We have created a diverse curriculum that reflects and respects both our local heritage and the wider world; to give children a sense of where they come from at a family, local, national and global level. This will help the children to understand the process of change, the cause and effect of events, the diversity and relationships within and between communities, and highlight achievements and legacies. We encourage critical thinking, asking them to weigh evidence to develop their own perspective and judgements. To enable the children to express this knowledge and understanding, we teach a progression of oracy and metacognition skills throughout their wider learning. Our curriculum is designed to give children an enthusiasm for learning about the past.


 How is our History Curriculum Planned:

Across the school we use a wide range of starting points for our planning which we then build on to create medium term planning that is relevant to, and enhances the experiences of, our children. We ensure coverage of knowledge, vocabulary and skills through a range of exciting activities, theme days, workshops and museum trips in order to fully immerse them in the topic.


 Unit Overview

Please see our separate document.


Progression Framework

Please see our History Progression of Skills document.