History

History contributes to the curriculum at St Ignatius’ School by stimulating children’s curiosity about the way in which people lived in the past both in Britain and the wider world.

By engaging with the past, children develop their understanding of the characteristics, features and diversity of society including the political structures, cultures and beliefs that have influenced people’s actions throughout history. Children develop their individual and collective sense of identity and learn to appreciate the diversity of human experience.

We aim to:

  • Introduce pupils to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past
  • Help pupils to understand how the past has influenced the present
  • Encourage pupils to understand the nature of evidence by emphasising history as a process of enquiry and developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source material
  • Help pupils develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of their local area, Britain, Europe and the world
  • Develop an understanding of the different ways the past is represented and interpreted
  • Help the critical development of pupils’ values and attitudes, and to have an increasing understanding of the values and attitudes of others