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.
Year One had an amazing time at the seaside. We visited the RNLI centre which gave use lots of information about what they do and the different features of the lifeboat. Then we had lunch on the beach and played with buckets and spades in the sand. We had lots of fun and we are excited to learn all about our topic seaside now and then.
This half term Year 5 have been studying Baghdad and the Middle East in History. We have learnt how the Golden Age of Islam grew and what advancements where made in this time period.
We also compared this to what life would be like in our local area in this time period before focusing on the decline of the empire.
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