It is our intent at St James that the history curriculum ignites the children’s curiosity about the past.  This curiosity will lead to a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and of the wider world.  The topics covered are there to bring curiosity in our children.  This will mean that the children will ask more questions, think critically, weigh up evidence and be able to develop judgements.  Through our topics, the children will develop a chronological framework of historical events.   This will enable them to make sense of new knowledge and skills. Our history curriculum builds on previous knowledge by having threads woven through it.  These threads will shape the children’s learning about their own community, Britain and the wider world.  We want the children to realise that the past is gone. Yet, we can use this knowledge and skills to help shape the future.