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.

History at St Peter’s aims to provide pupils with a thorough understanding of the past of both Britain and the wider world. We aim to ensure that children are able to think critically when examining evidence and can develop their own opinions, which they can then back up with their historical knowledge. Historical skills and objectives have been split to ensure progression and the National Curriculum (2014) provides further guidance by outlining the subject content that should be taught within each Key Stage. The History taught in Reception is governed by the Early Years Foundation Stage document. The whole school  Curriculum Map ensures that learning is progressive and that historical skills are central to learning.



History web links


History Policy

National Curriculum – History