As part of our holistic approach to learning at St. Eanswythe’s, the subjects of History and Topic are highly valued and are deemed important subjects to explore in order for pupils to appreciate and understand the world we live in today.
‘Purpose of study:
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps 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.’
At St. Eanswythe’s we have a dedicated and passionate team of staff who value all areas of the curriculum and strive to deliver a wide range of lessons using a thorough, and holistic approach in the enabling of learning. We are named after a historical figure, a Saxon book clasp was found when the playground was excavated, and the church we visit every term is so rich in the history of our town. History is so frequently woven into school life at St. Eanswythe’s that is really part of who we are.
We aim not to just teach pupils dates and who was in charge when; we aim to inspire a love of history, the ability to critically question and piece together what we know and how we know it. With a focus on both what is taught and how historical knowledge and understanding is gained and developed, themes and skills are built upon across all year groups.
Pupils at St. Eanswythe’s are offered a wide range of opportunities to discover, record and display learning about history such as school trips, art, literacy and drama.
Please take a look at our long term plan: