Welcome to our History Page!

Aims, Objectives and Intent:

A high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire
pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We want our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and
develop perspective and judgement. Through our History lessons, we want to help children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of
change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We believe that,
through the study of history, children make sense of their world and enrich their understanding of it. Through our curriculum, children will understand the
similarities and differences between societies and cultures, and the impact of changes on people and place.

The National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales
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St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Claughton-on-Brock

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Claughton-on-Brock


Claughton Primary School is an outstanding rural primary school situated in Claughton-on-Brock.

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