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Our Lady Queen Of Heaven RC School

Journeying Together with Christ



Our Intent

 A high-quality history education helps pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At OLQH we aim to ignite pupils’ curiosity, inspiring them to learn and understand more about the past.

Through our teachers’ creative and active lessons children become more confident in their study of history, learning to be reflective and to work both independently and co-operatively. We aim to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

 The study of 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.

We aim to blend to blend historical knowledge with historical skills and concepts for a broad and balanced understanding of the curriculum. Historical study helps pupils to become curious and independent thinkers and develops resilience in formulating and putting forward their own points of view and asking their own questions.

Timelines are used to develop children’s chronological knowledge, enabling them to sequence periods of history and fostering a sense of the characteristic features of those periods which underpins their historical knowledge. Children learn to make links between different periods and to see the connections between the lives of others and their own lives. At a level appropriate to their age children become confident in developing their range of historical vocabulary and in understanding historical concepts. They have the chance to debate and express original points of view, helping them to grow in confidence, curiosity and resilience.

 Action Plan 2021-2022 History.docDownload
 History Policy 2020...docDownload
 Whole School History Curriculum.docDownload
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 We are a Rights Respecting School


History fires pupil’s curiosity to know and understand more about the past in Britain and the wider world.

We aim to provide opportunities for children to enjoy finding out more, participating in history days, visits and looking at artefacts which bring history alive as well as helping children to develop historical skills.

Children are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Historical topics are used as a basis for study in other areas, such as literacy and art, helping deepen children's understanding.

Victoria Drive, London, London, SW19 6AD