History: Long Term Overview 

History Intent Statement

At St Bernadette’s, we strive to inspire all pupils with a positive attitude towards History and help them aim for excellence in all history lessons. Our open-ended approach to historical enquiry means children of all abilities have the opportunity to aim high in History. This begins with our role as educators, where we utilise lessons to help pupils understand chronology, extend their critical thinking skills, study a range of sources and build upon previously learnt knowledge in order to help them reflect on their immediate past and the wider world. We aim to set our pupils on the path to life-long learning by igniting their imagination and inspiring their pursuit of knowledge through their understanding of local and world history and how it affects their modern lives.

The children have History lessons that thread into carefully sequenced topic lessons tied around a theme (See Academy Curriculum Plans tab). They are taught the historical knowledge and skills as set out in the National Curriculum.