St Francis Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

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St Francis Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

Together we are exploring our special gifts; Together we are growing towards God.

History

A people without a knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots - Marcus Garvey

INTENT

At St Francis, we want our children to be historians.  We believe that teaching History is important in broadening children's horizons, challenging pre-conceived ideas  and fostering tolerance. Our history curriculum aims to inspire our pupils' curiosity and increase their factual knowledge about Britain's past and that of the wider world.  We want our children to develop skills through our curriculum that enables them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.  We provide hands on, historical experiences, which include hook days to engage the children in a historical event or period, wow days that celebrate their work as historians and educational visits to immerse them in their study. 

IMPLEMENTATION