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Our rich History curriculum is based on the historical knowledge, skills and vocabulary that each child will acquire during their time at St Andrew’s.

Teachers plan exciting lessons and activities to develop:

  • Topic knowledge – for pupils to engage meaningfully with the past, they need knowledge of the period/place/society they are studying.
  • Chronological knowledge – pupils need to develop a secure overview of main developments and periods in order to make sense of their knowledge.
  • Knowledge of substantive concepts – these are concepts such as ‘empire’, ‘invasion’, ‘parliament’ and ‘democracy’.

The children explore the past through the eyes of historians, comparing sources of evidence such as diaries, fossils and hidden artefacts.

History is brought alive through school trips, immersive experiences and visitors.