Curriculum Intent Statement - HISTORY


The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Children gain an understanding of how the past influences the present and future by exploring how the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and the challenges of their generation. It can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. 

During their time at St. Philip’s, children will:

  • Develop a chronological understanding of significant events, contexts and individuals from the historical periods covered.
  • Reflect upon, discuss and evaluate the past, forming and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
  • Think critically, ask perceptive questions and communicate their explanations and judgements confidently.
  • Develop the ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence derived from a range of sources.
  • Cultivate a passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.


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