A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots ~ Marcus Garvey
At St Peter’s, we aim to enable our children to live successfully in our society with a deep understanding of our cultural heritage as well as an ability to understand the perspective of others. Our teaching will equip pupils with knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. This will allow children to explore the cultural identities of the past and begin to recognise how this affects our cultural identity in the present. History skills will be incorporated in to and developed through a range of history topics beginning with content that is relatable for our youngest pupils and becoming more unfamiliar as they progress through Key Stage 2.
The history curriculum aims to equip pupils to:
• ask increasingly complex questions
• develop critical thinking skills
• interrogate evidence
• generate their own arguments
• develop perspective of the wider world
Throughout the curriculum, we will encourage pupils to identify similarities and differences between ourselves and the period or culture being studied. This will enable pupils to develop an appreciation for our own and others’ cultures and is intended to breed celebration, tolerance and understanding of others.