A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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 their time.
At Holy Family, our vision is that children will be able to negotiate the necessary skills needed to ask ‘why’. Projects provide highly productive opportunities to use and apply basic skills in literacy; through research, evidence based learning and presentation.
It has never been more important to know about our history so that we can better understand our future. Our History curriculum aims to inspire and spark the imagination of the children through historical facts. We encourage children to think critically and look closely at evidence from the past, to gain a better understanding of what happened. This enables the children to develop their own sense of perspective.