History

Subject Lead - Mr. Fagan

Salve, mihi nomen est Mr. Fagan (Hello, my name is Mr. Fagan written in Latin), history has always been a passion of mine; from reading Horrible History books as a child to studying ancient history at university where I obtained an undergraduate degree.  I believe it is truly important to have a strong understanding of history, for within the history books lay our future. A single period of history can become an entire realm of learning in itself, from the Maya with their fabulous pyramids to the ancient Greeks ruling the world under the brave Alexander the Great.

 

“Education is the lighting of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates (470-399 BCE)

an ancient Greek philosopher.

 

Curriculum Intent - This is what we want the children to learn.

At Holy Trinity CE Primary School, we inspire our pupils to find out more about the past by exciting their curiosity. Our curriculum covers the local area, national and internationally significant events and people.

Pupils are given a sense of time by ensuring that all history -led topics are placed within the chronology and context of a history timeline, using this to understand what concurrent historical topics occurred at the same time.

As a diverse community, we reflect this in the history we study, ensuring that ancient cultures from around the globe are represented and celebrated. Our history teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments for bias, and develop perspective and judgement. These skills help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Curriculum Implementation - This is how we will do it.

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Curriculum Impact - This is how we measure it.

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Holy Trinity C. of E. Primary School
Trinity Road, Gravesend, Kent,
DA12 1LU

01474 534746