Curriculum Overview and Policy
School vision for the teaching of History
At St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, our vision is for all of our children to have an understanding of the past, and how historical events have shaped the future. We believe that the History Curriculum inspires our pupils’ curiosity, encourages them to ask questions and make connections. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
We ensure that our History Curriculum enables the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgment. These are all transferable skills, which are developed throughout the school. The children should have hands-on access to sources of evidence, replicas and experience people as sources of evidence. Trips, visits and community links are key to this vision.