St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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History is the study of evidence about the past and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in a contemporary world. It gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships.

The National Curriculum states that “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.” 

At St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to instil a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments. Pupils are given opportunities to consider how past influences present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.  We offer opportunities for pupils to develop their critical thinking skills, question, debate and develop perspective about how times have changed and how society has become more diverse. This allows for the children to gain a more coherent knowledge of both British history and the wider world.

Through our History teaching, children learn about historical events, people and places, both nationally and globally and explore what impact and change has occurred over time. We aim to encourage our children to question connections, contrasts and trends, using historical terms, in order to establish a deeper understanding and knowledge of the past, using a range of sources.

Here are a few useful websites to support the teaching of History: