'Leaders have developed topics or themes to capture pupils’ interests and engage them in their learning. Wherepossible, subjects are linked together. This helps pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning’- OfSTED 2019
The aim of history teaching here at St Faith’s C of E Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the lives of people who lived in the past and how this influences our lives today. We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this, they develop a sense of identity set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships. They experience the diversity of human experience, thus they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. In our school, history makes a significant contribution to citizenship education by teaching children how Britain developed as a democratic society. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and, by so doing, to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.