By the end of their time at St James our children will:
- Children are aware that they are learning History!
- Lessons develop historical concepts, skills and vocabulary.
- Chronology is used to develop an awareness of time.
- Questions are used to develop an enquiring, historical mind.
- Scrutiny and discussion of the reliability of historical sources.
- Interpretation of historical sources to form own opinions on past events.
- Learning from a wide range of sources such as, documents, eye witness accounts, costumes, books, radio, images, interviews and sites.
- Recording in a variety of ways linking with other subjects, where appropriate.
- Know the stories of our communities and the events that have formed our place
- Have a broad and deep knowledge of regional, national and international history and well-developed historical thinking
- Use with ease their understanding of change and continuity, similarity and difference, cause and effect, chronology and significance to interpret events and developments
- Use historical terms accurately in their effective communication of ideas and judgements
- Select and apply their knowledge and skills from other subjects to draw conclusions and communicate their findings
- Confidently carry out their own historical investigations
- Have memories for life from visitors, visits and rich experiences
- Feel prepared for the next stage of their history education and part of their adult life
- Feel proud of themselves, their communities and their place