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Subject Leader: Safia Elmellas

History Intent

At St. Francis, we believe that studying History provides all children, including those that are disadvantaged or have Special Educational Needs with a holistic understanding and appreciation of the past on a local, national and global level whilst simultaneously developing their sense of identity and belonging. Consequently, our History curriculum is carefully sequenced to provide children with a coherent knowledge and understanding of their own past, Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  We are committed to inspiring and challenging all children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, evaluate arguments and evidence at an age-appropriate level through a wealth of engaging enrichment experiences designed to inspire our pupils’ curiosity about the past. We are committed to equipping children with these invaluable skills so that they will possess an analytic approach to any challenges they face in their lifetime.

The following link will give you information about the History National Curriculum and expectations in Key Stage one and Key Stage two.

For more information see our History Policy and Progression Document below.

Remembrance Day 2018

Children across the school have been busy making poppies. They have been learning why we reflect on the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1 which will culminate in a Remembrance Assembly on Monday.

Yesterday afternoon we made a human poppy and were very fortunate to have a professional photographer available to take aerial shots of the event.  We will be posting the images on Twitter when they are available.  Children have been learning about World War 1 in their history lessons – their work will be displayed around the school.  We would like to congratulate the children for their hard work and reverence for the centenary throughout the week.