History

Through history teaching and learning at St. Ignatius, we show the virtue of compassion for the challenges people have faced over time and the relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity.

 

Our Trust (BKCAT) Intent:

St. Ignatius (BKCAT) History Plan

We believe that a high quality history education will help children 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. Children are equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. The study of history helps children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

We intend to do this by:

  • Ensuring a high quality history curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable
  • Ensuring children are confident historians who can justify their viewpoint using historical language
  • Embedding key learning through enrichment such as access to expert historians

Within our plan there are a number of key themes and repeated abstract concepts. Our plan highlights coverage in the themes below:

  •         Society and Culture – empire, arts and crafts, architecture, way of life, multiculturalism
  •         Power and politics – kingship, alliances, empire, democracy, punishment
  •         Beliefs and religion – structures, buildings, adornments 
  •         Technology and industry – tools, machines, mechanisms, the wheel, industrialisation, weaponry, farming
  •         Settlement – survival, nomadism, shelter, buildings
  •         Trade – transport, food and farming, clothing, money
  •         Conflict – Invasion, war, battles, defences, weaponry
  •         Class systems – rich and poor

St. Ignatius Intent:

It is our intention at St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School to allow all children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History should inspire pupils’ curiosity to learn more about the past. At St Ignatius, history helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies within the local area of Wakefield, nationally and globally. We learn to show the virtue of compassion for the challenges people have faced over time and the relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity.

We provide the children with the best possible opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology and the ability to communicate historically. Teaching at St Ignatius will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in historical inquiry, as well as on their historical knowledge. Through history, the pupils at St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School will continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation for events in the past.

 

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.