We believe that learning about significant events and people in History should lay the foundations for an enquiring and questioning mind. The breadth of historical knowledge the pupils are given and the exposure to how life was in the past, aims to motivate the children to develop an enquiring mind and to ask questions such as how life today came about. We will teach children the skills to be a good historian; how to research and gather information, develop their skills of enquiry and analysis as well as starting to question information gathered and its reliability. We believe that educational visits linked to historical study enhance and enthuse pupil’s learning by bringing to life classroom knowledge.
Our vision is that pupils leave St. Augustine’s with an enquiring mind that has developed a chronological knowledge of key historical periods and facts, combined with knowledge of significant individuals who have helped shape society as it is today. Our vision is that this knowledge will help pupils make more informed life choices and aspire to be open-minded citizens who make a valuable contribution to society.