At St Mary of the Angels, we strive to guide our pupils to become skilled and accomplished historians. Our History Curriculum is designed to be ambitious, inspiring and purposeful. We want each child to understand the link between past and present, and how our lives have been shaped by the events in the past. In doing so, we strive to develop inquisitve minds whom learn lessons from the past to create a brighter future. We want to engage the children in a curriculum that will develop their cultural capital, their knowledge of the world around them and develop a sense of identity.
By encouraging critical thinking skills, children are able to use and query sources of information, consider different points of view and experiences and develop a deeper understanding of how our past affects our future, and how people are linked through human experiences. The National Curriculum forms the core of our teaching in History. Aims and objectives have been broken down into pertinent End Points and distributed to year groups and ‘topics’ ensuring a smooth progression of knowledge and skills across both key stages.
Please find attached our History statement; and the end points in History, which we use to assess pupils' progress and attainment, at key points in their education. The End Points also help us to provide relevant next steps for all pupils.