We aim deliver a broad, balanced and well sequenced curriculum that ensures a progression of knowledge whilst also being personalised to our school and local area. The school- wide history curriculum is purposefully constructed to provide the children with the most meaningful learning opportunities whilst also making links between periods/events in history allowing the children to have a good sense of chronology and awareness of the past. We want our pupils to leave St Joseph’s with enquiring minds that have a thirst for learning about the past.
In line with the National Curriculum 2014, our curriculum at St Joseph’s aims to ensure that all pupils:
- gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world, which will in turn stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.
- think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.
Begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the progress of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.