At St Saviour’s Academy, our vision is that the teaching of history gives pupils an understanding of the past through learning about human achievements and experiences. This inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world. As a school, we investigate sources such as pictures, stories, writing and artefacts to answer questions about the past and how this has impacted on the world we live in today. We will examine the children’s own personal history and that of their own family’s history which will develop their sense of chronology throughout the study of topics in Key Stages 1 and 2. We aim to give our children a history curriculum which enables them to become confident, creative and independent learners. We seek to broaden children's real-life experiences both inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors, experimentation, exploration and discovery.

Children experience History through

· Online research/learning

· Local area

· Artefacts

· Photographs

· Visits/visitors

· Class discussion

· Cross curricular links


History is assessed by

· Children’s work in books

· Pupil interviews

· Age related expectations