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During our children's  time at St. John's,  they will learn about  the historical chronology of Britain ( Stone age man, Roman Britain, the Anglo Saxons and Vikings)  as well as different periods of history such as  Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. They  will also be able to apply their  historical skills to study  historical themes such as leisure and entertainment.   Historical Figures that have impacted the world we live in today e.g. Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus,  are also part of our history curriculum.

 

The aims of history taken from the National Curriculum 2014,  are to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of man
  • Gain and deploy a historically-grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

 


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