St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School
Our History lead is Mrs Johnson.
At St. Margaret’s, we are passionate about the teaching of history. We understand that teaching history gives children an opportunity to develop an understanding of why the world and its people are the way they are today looking the impact of the past events. Our vision is to help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world by teaching history through a topic based approach. We aim to encourage children to ask questions as they explore past life and societies so they can further develop their skills becoming more independent learners and thinkers. We encourage children to question the reliability of sources by using a variety of source materials. We value the importance of teaching high level language to help develop children’s historical understanding and our history units have been planned carefully to ensure progression in historical terms. We use a wide range of sources and practical experiences from which the past may come alive. We believe that children will be much better helped to develop as citizens with a respect for diversity, and tolerance for others' attitudes and beliefs, if they are also encouraged to understand and respect societies different from their own in time as well as place.