The aim of History teaching at St Teresa’s, is to ensure children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to create enthusiastic and inquisitive historians who are able to make links between the past and how this influences the world we know today. Throughout their journey through the ages, we will encourage children to become active, independent and confident learners.
Our exciting History topics aim to inspire children's curiosity to know more about the past – locally, nationally and around the world. They will be given numerous opportunities to immerse themselves within different cultures, countries and communities of the past. Our curriculum will help students develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people as well as foster a sense of identity and an increased understanding of their position in their own community and the world. They will be given opportunities to achieve this through trips to local areas of interest, local museums, drama and with the access to historical artefacts. There is a breadth of topics to pique their interest such as, ‘The History of Ashford’, ‘The Groovy Greeks,’ ‘The Great Fire of London’ and ‘The Shang Dynasty of China’.
As developing historians, they will learn to understand concepts such as chronology, continuity - change, cause - consequence and similarity - contrast. As they progress through the year groups, they will be encouraged to develop historical enquiry skills, critical thinking and build on knowledge gained from previous years. They will be encouraged to think both carefully and critically as they develop the capability to question historical events by understanding that historical evidence can be told from several viewpoints and therefore interpretations may differ.
As their historical knowledge gains momentum, they will build upon and improve your critical thinking, research and enquiry skills until they are a confident and successful young historian both personally and academically.