At Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we endeavour to provide a high-quality History Curriculum which helps pupils to develop historical skills and an understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The curriculum aims to inspire curiosity and equip pupils to engage with the world around them, ask questions, think critically, scrutinize evidence, cultivate perspective and draw conclusions. Children develop an understanding of chronology, changes over time, the impact of significant figures in history, understanding of other cultures and societies, as well as their own identity. There is a focus on improving the children’s understanding of how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources as well as developing their use of historical vocabulary. Our History curriculum also promotes the development of reading, writing and verbal communication skills.