Here at St Peter’s History is about helping pupils to develop an interest in the past, understand human achievements and learning about the major issues and events in local, British and world history.
History engages pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider 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, pupils 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. Pupils become familiar with the nature of evidence by emphasising history as a process of enquiry alongside developing a range of historical skills by reinforcing that historical explanation is provisional, debatable and open to different interpretation. We aim to enhance pupils’ historical knowledge through creative experiences which help them to visually observe and analyse historical events.