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At St John’s, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically.

 History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Our history curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.

History teaching in the lower school concentrates on developing children's appreciation of time and past events through stories and themes based on first-hand experiences such as homes, toys, schools and families.   

 As the children progress through the school they are taught about important episodes and developments in Britain's past from Roman to modern times, as well as ancient civilisations and world history. 


History Document

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Primary National Curriculum: History

Progression in History