At St Joseph's, we aim for a high quality history curriculum which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the chronology of Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions.
We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
By the time our pupils leave St Joseph’s we want them to be skilled with the ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences; support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources; to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry; respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning. As such they will be able to act as historians.