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Our aim for every child in St Andrew’s C of E Primary School is to leave with a strong foundation of Historical knowledge, learned and secured through a range of different experiences.  Each topic will be explored with a multi-sensory approach, and the knowledge developed appropriately as they move through the school. Our history covers the key areas of history: history within living memory, significant events in our country and that of the wider world and ancient civilisations.


Alongside the knowledge, all St Andrew’s historians will develop a set of enquiry skills and be given many opportunities to independently use these skills in a range of historical studies.  By the time they leave us at the end of Year 6, a St Andrew’s Historian will be able to:


  • Ask their own Historical questions and find out the answers.
  • Use a wide range of primary and secondary sources.
  • Have an understanding of chronology and be able to use appropriate historical language.
  • Understand historical interpretations and their impact on the evidence used.
  • Be able to organise and communicate their ideas in a range of ways.

To do this, all children will be taught each skill when it is pertinent to the topic in a progressive manner as they move through our school.

Most importantly our children will develop a love of the subject and an inquisitive mind which they will carry with them into secondary school and beyond.