From the beginning of school, children will develop historical thought through investigating life, changes happening within their living memory and significant events beyond it. They will have oppotunities to share personal experiences, to explore and compare events and people from the past both locally, within Britain, the wider world and ancient civilizations.
Through the use of artefacts, visits, visitors and experiential activities, children will develop their empathy and knowledge of history. At St.Clement's, children will grow an awareness of the past through gaining an understanding of the chronology of when events happened. From ordering objects from recent history to appreciating the advancement of ancient civilizations they will develop a chronological understanding. Children will gain historical knowledge through identifying key events and the lives of people who have shaped this nation. Additionally, they will learn how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. We inspire pupil's curiosity to know more about the past and encourage pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop both perspective and judgement.
Children will leave St.Clement's being inspired by and have an enjoyment of history. They will leave with an understanding of how their lives have been shaped and influenced by the events of the past. They will have awareness of the sequence of these events and be equipped with the skills to question sources of enquiry.