History

History

A high-quality education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past while informing their understanding of how the present came to be.

For the children at Newland St John’s, history aims to foster their sense of wonder at the world, help them to understand the complexity of people’s lives and enhance their recognition of their own identity and the challenges of their time.

In particular, History aims to: give children knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world; help children to understand and value the diversity and complexity of other cultures and societies; inspire children to learn more about the past; teach children to ask appropriate questions; equip children with the skills to think critically, weigh evidence and understand balanced  argument; help children develop perspective and judgement and help children to understand the concept and process of change.