History at St. Luke's
‘Without pen and ink, history wouldn’t exist’
The teaching of History equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, to think critically and develop perspective and judgment. Throughout their time at St. Luke's, pupils build a clear chronological framework of the development of societies from ancient to modern times by making links across the different units.
History helps pupils to understand the process of change within their local area, country and the wider world and provides an opportunity to marvel at the richness and diversity of human culture. History teaches children empathy, how to ask questions, weigh evidence and consider validity.
Our History curriculum inspires fascination and curiosity; encouraging pupils to feel connected to the past. Through the use of artefacts and exciting experiential trips; pupils gain an in-depth understanding of significant events in both British and International History, as well as, appreciating how things change over time. Different topics are covered in each year group on a 2 year cycle, ensuring that all children receive a broad and exciting education which follows a spiral pattern from Nursery to Year 6.
This encourages the children to build upon prior knowledge, to use their key historical skills and to build cross curricular links. We believe that it is essential to equip pupils with not only the requirements of the History National Curriculum but to also prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Our curriculum links to National Curriculum expectations and is built upon a bespoke spiralised approach that encourages a deep understanding of key concepts and inquiry based learning. We do not follow a set scheme.
Without History, there would be no future!