"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." - National Curriculum 2014
At Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School and Nursery, we aim to ensure that all pupils leave primary school with:
- A greater database of knowledge about events, situations and people covering local, British and world history;
- Greater confidence in comparing, contrasting and linking history across different timespans, geographical areas and perspectives;
- The ability to engage in historical enquiries showing greater independence in posing questions, selecting and deploying evidence and communicating findings;
- More awareness of the uncertainty of history and ways in which it has been represented and interpreted including the impact of bias;
- Greater understanding and proficiency at using the key organising concepts of history such as change, cause, similarity and significance as well as historical terminology.