Our History curriculum at St John’s enables pupils to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. Our History curriculum is carefully designed to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past, providing valuable opportunities for pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
Our History curriculum helps pupils to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference, and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts and analyse trends. Through the teaching of History, we teach pupils to understand how people’s lives and events have shaped Britain and how Britain has been influenced by the wider world. Our high-quality History curriculum helps pupils understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and allows them to construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.