St Joseph’s uses the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust History Transition Unit from Years 1-6. These carefully planned units ensure that our pupils are ready to access the KS3 History curriculum once they enter secondary school. The study of history can bring pupils into a rich dialogue with the past and with the traditions of historical enquiry. Through history, pupils come to understand their place in the world, and in the long story of human development. The study of history challenges pupils to make sense of the striking similarities and vast differences in human experiences across time and place. Pupils learn how historians and others construct accounts about the past.
Although our History curriculum is planned from Year 1, in EYFS history is included within “Understanding of the World”, where pupils learn about history through the Early Learning Goal ‘Past and Present’. Pupils are encouraged to talk about members of their immediate family and community, name and describe people who are familiar to them, comment on images of familiar situations in the past and compare and contrast characters from stories including figures from the past.
To access our History curriculum narrative, click here
History Curriculum Narrative
To access our History Curriculum Overview, click here