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History at Sacred Heart


At Sacred Heart, we are commited to providing all children with learning opportunties in History. We teach pupils' to understand that History is about real people who once lived in God's world, and real events which happened in the past.  Pupils' are encouraged to consider how the past influences the present time.  This enables most children to begin to develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of important events and famous historical people.  We believe that through our teaching of History, our pupils' develop a curiousity about the past in Britain and the wider world.  



Aims for our History Curriculum are to:


  • know and understand how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand important aspects of the history of the wider world
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, identify similarities and differences between past and present, and use them to make connections.
  • understand how historical evidence is used to make historical claims about the past.


At Sacred Heart will believe that the teaching of History should extend beyond the classroom and we provide opportunities for enrichment, for example guest speakers visit school (The Anne Frank Trust, community), History Days and History trips (Hoghton Tower,

Harris Museum, Suffragete play, Chester: Roman Museum).

Each year, Year 3 visit a Roman site.  They learnt all about the Roman fort and they got to hold and try on some Roman artefacts.