At St John’s C.E. Primary School we aim to give children the opportunity to develop their sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world. We want our pupils to gain an understanding of history and develop their interest in people and occurrences of the past. It is our goal to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past.
At Key Stage 1, children learn about important historical events and periods in history as well as people’s lives and lifestyles. They are given the opportunity to explore the history of their local area of Tunbridge Wells and London as well as Britain and the wider world. At Key Stage 2 children continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history and will learn about significant people, events and places.
Wherever possible, connections are made between subjects to support children in their learning between different curriculum areas.
Themed units of work based on the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for History and Geography are planned to provide broad and balanced learning experiences. Through these varied topic areas learning in subjects such as Art and Design Technology is incorporated.
Through this integration of knowledge, skills and understanding for different curriculum areas, teaching and learning time can be more effectively used and thus provides potential for greater depth and breadth of learning.