Welcome to St. Bede's History zone:
‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’
Image from our Museum Day. We hold the event bi-annually where children have a visit from a Museum curator and follow this up by creating their own musuem at school for parents to visit.
At St. Bede's we aim to deliver History in such a way so that the children develop both their historical learning skils and their historical knowledge. We do this by making the subject enquiry based, posing a question (or allowing the children to create questions) which we then seek to answer during the time we are investigating our historical topics. The subject is taught in a hands on way, using artefacts, images, visitors and trips. It is also cross-curricular, often linking in with other subjects areas such as DT, Art, Computing, PE, Literacy and Maths.
National Curriculum Information:
Purpose of study= A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Aims=The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind.
gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’.
understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short and long term timescales.