In history, children find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – skills that are prized in adult life.

History is concerned with chronology and is the study of evidence about the past. It gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, and cultural relationships. History is about real people and real events which happened in the past.

History fires the children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world.

Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.

As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.

They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.

Latest History News

Class 4 – Egyptian museum in the classroom!

We transformed our classroom into a museum for the day so that we were able to display the various artefacts that we had made, aswell as providing the children with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate everything that they had learnt during our ‘Ancient Egypt’ history topic. The museum included our display of canopic jars (created […]

Class Four visit to Leeds Museum

Class Four had a fantastic day at Leeds museum, where the wonders of Ancient Egypt were brought to life for us! Highlights of our trip included meeting Nesyamun – Leeds’ very own 3000 year old resident and the opportunity to explore the other practical exhibits throughout the museum. We participated in a workshop, where all […]

C2 – Inspirational Women

As part of our ‘Inspirational Women’ topic we were visited by a previous pupil of St Ignatius Primary School, Dr Elliot. The children prepared questions to ask Dr Elliot about what it was like to be a doctor and how she trained. It was lovely to hear such fantastic questions from them. Dr Elliot talked […]