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History Leader – Mrs. Sally Ottley 

At St Peter’s Catholic First School we believe History is an essential subject to help children appreciate how the modern world has been shaped through events in the past. Children are encouraged to learn about historical events and periods and how these have shaped the world today.  

As a Catholic school, the teachings of the gospels are at the heart of everything we do. This leads our    history curriculum to be rooted in love for one another and teach our children about how the past shapes who they are today. 


Through the teaching of History, we aim to: 

  • Stimulate curiosity about the past  
  • Develop an understanding of chronological order 
  • Use a variety of Historical vocabulary
  • Develop research skills needed to access relevant information 
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the history of Britain, Europe and the world 
  • Help pupils develop a sense of identity through studying the history of their locality 
  • Give opportunities to convey understanding / interpretation of past events in a variety of ways 
  • Provide situations which foster independent / co-operative activities 
  • Develop independent research skills through enquiry-based learning. 


Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term 2021


How to Help Your Child at Home

From Year One upwards, you will receive a Knowledge Organiser for each History topic your child is taught. This shows the key content that your child will be taught and is a good starting point for conversations about what your child is learning. Please remember that these are given out at the start of the unit and your child will learn progressively across the term. Encourage your child to tell you about what they are currently learning using this as a prompt. Can they talk you through any of the information and diagrams? Can they define or use any of the key vocabulary? Looking back at previous Knowledge Organisers is also really useful to recap previous learning to help embed knowledge over time.

Websites that will support your child’s learning in History

Key Documents 

History Policy 2020

National Curriculum – History