Using the National Curriculum, we teach history to help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and to be good St Thomas’ Learners: to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement.
Our history is taught through cross-curricular themes where children will be able to develop an understanding of the history of Britain, how lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
Over the course of their time at St Thomas’, our children will also learn about significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies and the achievements and follies of mankind.
Many year groups have trips, including residential visits, to support the learning and excitement of learning about history.