At St. Clements, we want to inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer. We want children to think and behave like a historian; giving our children the opportunities to develop their skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation, debate, interpretation, problem solving and presentation. This will support children to make connections between and within subjects in history so that they remember key concepts and vocabulary that help them to make sense of history.

Our children will gain a growing understand of their own cultural heritage and a sense of themselves and their place within it with a special focus on the history of our locality through time and how the past has impacted on the change we see today.

By the time children leave our school, they will have a good knowledge of chronology and know about significant key dates and events in British history and appreciate how things have changed over time. Children will be able to explore the validity of evidence and gain a great understanding that other civilisations have contributed positively to Great Britain and left a legacy that has shaped our current lives and ways of working. Through learning from the past, this will inform our present and future and by doing so, developing our understanding of the importance of British Values. This in turn will prepare for the next steps in decisions they make in the future and their role as global citizens.