St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

"I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going." Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist.

History at St Thomas'

At St Thomas', we aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world  and we strive for our pupils to develop a chronological understanding of the past, through the development of key historical skills and knowledge.

Our rich curriculum equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to thrive academically, socially, and culturally in an ever-changing world. We strive to inspire a life-long curiosity for history and create a generation of informed and responsible citizens. Our curriculum is rooted in the understanding that history plays a vital role in shaping pupils' identities, promoting understanding and respect for diverse cultures, and nurturing an awareness of the social and cultural complexities of our rapidly changing world. 

Our History curriculum is based on the Schemes of work from Curriculum Maestro (Cornerstones) and has been developed and refined to meet the needs of our school and our context as a coastal school. It is well designed and sequenced and helps children to build upon their knowledge, allowing them to develop understanding of historical concepts and themes, and enabling them to make links to prior learning as they progress through school.   We have designed a well-structured, knowledge-rich curriculum with a logical sequencing of topics and key learning and vocabulary clearly identified ensuring that pupils acquire a breadth and depth of historical knowledge. As historians, pupils are taught to interpret and critically evaluate historical sources and are encouraged to discuss and debate.

 We focus not only on significant individuals, events and influences from the wider world, but also on the history of our town, St Annes on Sea. Our children learn about the development of our town as a seaside resort, the role the local area played in the war efforts and learn about significant local individuals such as Lord Ashton. Vocabulary development is well planned, and children are explicitly taught key historical words and phrases.

We want our children to enjoy learning about the past and we believe in making history come alive through a variety of inspiring learning experiences. These are planned into our curriculum offer, and include educational visits to museums, historical sites and local landmarks, as well as inviting guest speakers or experts to share their knowledge and experiences with our pupils. Mr Worrell’s History visits into school  are a real treat and help us bring learning to life for all the children.  

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