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Part of The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
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'Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.'

Winston Churchill, 1948

Our History Intent

At Ss Peter & Paul, the intent for History is to provide a knowledge rich history curriculum enabling children to know more, remember more and understand more and to equip them with the necessary skills to be confident historians in the wider world. We encourage children to be inquisitive and inspire their curiosity to know more about the past and how this can impact the future as well as the present day. We want our children to be passionate about the subject and develop an interest into the past. This is achieved through equipping children with the skills to think critically, ask questions and consider evidence, which will help them to develop perspective and judgement. Children will know that their lives have been shaped by past events.

Children have a secure understanding of key historical vocabulary and can confidently apply this vocabulary when exploring key concepts such as change and continuity, cause and consequence and similarities and differences. The history curriculum makes full use of the resources within the immediate and wider local area enabling children to understand their own identity as well as being able to understand the links between local, regional, national and international history. Children are taught to understand the complexity of people’s lives and develop awareness and empathy.