St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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History

History is the study of evidence about the past and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in a contemporary world. It gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships.

At St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, we aim to instil a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments. Pupils consider how past influences present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics and what beliefs and cultured influenced people’s actions.  We offer opportunities for pupils to develop their critical thinking skills, question, debate and develop perspective about how times have changed and how society has become more diverse. This allows for the children to gain a more coherent knowledge of both British history and the wider world.

Children are offered the opportunity to learn about historical events, people and places, both nationally and globally and explore what impact and change has occurred over time. We aim to encourage our children to question connections, contrasts and trends, using historical terms, in order to establish a deeper understanding and knowledge of the past, using a range of sources.