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The aim of History teaching at St Peter’s and Clifton Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past, both in Britain, locally and in the wider world.


We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Such studies should help the children to understand more about themselves as individuals, as members of society and about the challenges of their time.


Children learn about changes and events within living memory and beyond, and to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. We also teach children to investigate these past events and, by doing so, to understand the methods of historical enquiry. Teaching will equip pupils to ask and answer perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.


(Mrs Wood, History Coordinator).