History fires children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and helps them to understand the diversity of human experience. It provides them with the ability to empathize with others, argue a point of view and reach their own conclusions. These essential skills that are prized in adult life.
At St John’s we aim to:
- Develop a broad historical and cultural awareness in children.
- Provide opportunities for children to develop a chronological framework by investigating the past and how it influences the present.
- Encourage children to interrogate evidence and form their own opinions.
- Enable children to communicate their view points in a variety of ways using appropriate vocabulary.
- Explore a range of sources of information.
- Foster enjoyment, empathy and curiosity for finding out about the past.
We offer the children a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on their knowledge, skills and understanding of history each year. Through the use of visitors & visits, drama and historical evidence and artefacts, children will leave St John’s with an understanding of how beliefs and cultures affect people’s actions. They will also have a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.