The intent of our History curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will
Increase and develop their historical skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes.
Increase their understanding of the present in the context of the past.
Develop and use their skills in enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and argument.
Develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
Develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.
Objectives of the History Curriculum
Intent: Knowledge of history is an essential element of building cultural capital. Knowing what happened in the past, why it happened and what the consequences were, enables our children to become informed citizens capable of making positive contributions to society.
The knowledge progression at St Ives Primary defines the context of history study while the skills progression secures the ability to observe, interrogate, analyse and evaluate. Combining skills and knowledge gives the children access to our shared past, from which stems a clearer understanding of our present and prepares them to contribute knowledgably to the future. The children will learn about chronology, historical enquiry and historical interpretation.