History Intent at St Francis Xavier
History is all around us. Our History Curriculum ignites children’s interest about the past in Britain and the wider world and is designed to build on children’s prior learning, introduce new experiences and enable children to make connections between their skills, knowledge and concepts and work independently and collaborating with others. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What children will learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values and enable them to enhance their cultural capital and know about life beyond Balby. At St Francis Xavier, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
For homework over the holidays Year 3 had to create and design their own Stone Age inspired projects. We have spears, drawings, fossils, Stone Age landscapes and caves. Here are the finished projects!
For Black History Month, Year 6 have been focusing on Muhammad Ali and his contribution to Black History