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History (2023-24)


The History curriculum at St Anselm's Catholic Primary School is carefully planned and structured to ensure it is inclusive of all pupils and that current learning is linked to previous learning.

Our History curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum and considers the background and interest of our children as well as the context of our local area. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at St Anselm’s  aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past;
  • Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement;
  • Begin 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.

The curriculum hopes to inspire curiosity in pupils and through our teaching of History they will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of Britain in the past and that of the wider world.

History enables pupils to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.

Children will develop the art of being inquisitive through questioning, thinking critically and trying to analyse and evaluate events, people and sources.

It is a curriculum that allows for high quality education encapsulated by rich experiences, creative thinking, growth mindset, cultural knowledge and a wide breath of topics.