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History at St Oswald's


Subject Lead:  Mrs E Hermiston

At St Oswald's we believe that children deserve a broad and ambitious history curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge.  Our history curriculum follows Cornerstones, a topic based curriculum, which immerses children in a range of cultures and supports an enquiring and critical outlook on the world.


The local area is rich in history which is celebrated and ignites the children's curiosity about the past.  Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present.  History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.  What children learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.


At St Oswald's, the children are provided with both primary and secondary sources for historical enquiry and historical workshops are delivered by specialists, to support a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject.


National Curriculum:

A Child's History Journey at St Oswald's


We have mapped out what a child's learning journey will look loke in History at St Oswald's, from EYFS through to Year 6.

Sticky Knowledge - the building blocks we expect children to remember by each stage of their learning (some examples of what we expect children to know)