Our Vision for History at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
It is our vision at St Anne’s that our children should have positive attitudes towards and great enthusiasm for History.
Children are encouraged to be interested in and observant about the historical and social aspects of their local environment, British and World history.
By the time the children leave us at the end of year six we aim for them to be confident to ask questions, provide explanations based on evidence, put forward opinions and present their own point of view. Through the study of history we will equip them with investigative and enquiry skills alongside the ability to analyse, evaluate and present evidence competently.
We hope that our children will always ask the question ‘why’ and take with them a deep respect for the values and cultures of people represented in the past and present, alongside an appreciation of their own identity and heritage.
Suggestions for Extending History Learning Beyond School.
Children at St Anne’s are enthusiastic about History and enjoy the topics that they explore in School. So why not encourage their interest out of School and visit one of our local museums for a fantastic day out and entry to each venue is free!
At the World Museum you will discover amazing collections including Ancient Civilisations, The Natural World and Dinosaurs. The Ancient Egypt Gallery has some interesting and unusual artefacts on display. Just visit http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml for more information or follow them on Twitter @World_Museum
Try the Museum of Liverpool to discover more about the history of life in Liverpool including transport, community, music, sport and trade. Visit http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol to find out more.
The Maritime Museum offers a wealth of information about our city’s heritage as an international port and its trade links across the world. You will find models of various shipping vessels on display including the famous Lusitania.
Pupil Voice with Years 1, 3 and 5
I have enjoyed hearing all about our children's experiences in History so far this term.
There have been visits to the Museum of Liverpool where the children in Year 1 discovered toys from the past and learned about the history of some of our city's iconic buildings. Year 3 and Year 4 learned about Tudor life during a visit to Speke Hall.
Here are some quotes from the children about History at St Anne's:
"James Clarke helped the people to swim because he didn't want people to drown"
Anas and Khalid, Class 1M
"Henry VIII was a Tudor king, he had 6 wives and chopped people's heads off"
Elaina and Naima, Class 3M
"History is fun because we find out lots of new things"
"History can sometimes be complicated, but it is fun to learn"
Naima and Elaina, Class 3M
"The Shang Dynasty was less successful than the Ancient Greek Civilisation because they moved and changed their capital whereas the Greeks stayed in one place"
Adam and Noor, Year 5