ST PETER’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
At St Peters we teach an enquiry based history curriculum that provides a means for children to gain the skills and knowledge to become confident historians. Lessons will often start with a key question, encouraging the children to investigate a topic and find answers to historical questions with increasing independence. Using a range of primary and secondary historical sources and artefacts, children are taught that history is created from the evidence that remains and that the story of the past is told differently by different groups of people. Children learn to make judgements about the accuracy and reliability of the evidence, handling contradictions and understanding why these occur.
Through a carefully planned curriculum, children experience a wide range of topics including specific events such as The Great Fire of London, turning points in British history such as The Battle of Britain and thematic studies such as Crime and Punishment through the Ages.
We encourage children to learn through experience, and ensure that trips are organised to match with history topics, giving children the opportunity to experience historical sites and buildings first hand.