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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"


Subject Leader: Mrs Roston


The national curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils at St. Anne's:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative - from the earliest time to the present day. They should know 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 and 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 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.  

Curriculum statement for the teaching and learning of History

At. St. Anne's, we are committed to providing our children with a curriculum which has a clear intention, is implemented to the highest standards and impacts positively upon their learning outcomes. We are committed to providing a rich and vibrant curriculum which has a clear intention, is ambitious and accessible for all learners and impacts by equipping the children with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a love of learning.

Read our Curriculum Statement - 2021