History is a valued part of the curriculum at St. Patrick’s as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved by asking where, when, what and why?
We aim for a high-quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our history curriculum is carefully planned and structured in chronological order to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning. Furthermore, the study of a variety of Significant People from History reflect our own diverse school community, and Local History Studies are woven through our curriculum to reflect our context within Huddersfield and Yorkshire.
History is taught in blocks throughout the year so that children achieve depth in their learning and key knowledge and skills are planned to ensure progression between year groups. Timelines are used at the beginning of a new history topic to develop the children’s understanding of chronology, and knowledge organisers are used to support children in making links between topics.
The themes of Leadership, Aspiration and Growth Mindset are woven through the History curriculum to enable the children to develop a strong understanding of how these values, central to us at St Patrick's, have influenced History and can have an impact on the future too.