St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary School & Nursery

St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary School & Nursery

History Vision Statement

At St Joseph's and St Gregory's we aim to provide high quality educational opportunities that give children an understanding of past events and the skills essential to conduct historical enquiries.

We aim to teach history in a way that: inspires curiosity, provides a chronological awareness of British, world and local history, allows opportunities to use and understand the methods of historical enquiry, ensures an understanding of the historical concepts of change, cause, similarity, difference and significance and incorporates first-hand experiences through the use of artefacts, school trips and visiting experts.

We deliver history lessons through experiences designed to develop children's skills in information gathering, making sense of information, drawing conclusions, refining their understanding and presenting their new-found knowledge and understanding in a variety of imaginative ways. The Rosenshine Principles of Instruction are used to offer children new knowledge and skills in small manageable chunks, with numerous opportunities to apply these new skills and recall learnt information.

Please see the below document for the History progressional curriculum.