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History

 "Remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, your elders, and they will tell you."  
Psalm 78:2-7

 

Our Vision for History

The intent of our history curriculum at St Antony’s is to inspire and excite our children to learn about the past and current events, both in Britain and the wider world. We want them to be engaged critically, creatively and empathetically with the beliefs, struggles and achievements of societies, events and cultures. We strive to develop our children’s awareness of chronology and connections between people over time. Throughout our teaching, children learn the skills of historical enquiry, and understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources. They should be able to describe and explain based on synthesised narratives, imaginative reconstruction and arguments based on evidence. We expect our children to recognise that history, whilst being a record of what happened and why, may be open to interpretation. As our children progress through each Key Stage, we want them to acquire coherent knowledge, and be amazed by significant people and events, thrilled by the excitement of exploration and invention, saddened by conflicts and uplifted by triumphs.