The aim of the History Curriculum is to develop a chronological understanding of key events which have shaped our lives, and affected communities both locally and further afield. It enables children to understand how the world and society has developed from the Stone Age to the Present Day, and gain an interest and knowledge in democracy, culture, and citizenship, as well as developing skills in historical enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.
At St Francis Primary we don't just teach History as a stand alone subject, it is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum. So for example in Autumn Term in Year 3's English work the focus has been on mummification and the Valley of the Kings as their topic is Ancient Egyptians. In Year 2 during Autumn Term the History focus is on the Victorians and so the children study Oliver Twist in English lessons. This is repeated in all classes across school.