Congratulations to our fantastic Readers of the Week: Ignacy RHK, Zac D RJC, Kaiden 1KG, Vittoria 1NH, Freya 2JH, Harrison 2NT, Tommy 3CC, Nela 3LH, Alex 4HA, Heaven 4HB, Oliver 5AC, Evie 5SG, Freya 6BF, Evie H 6ST.


History at St Gabriel's

At St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in history. This policy sets out a framework within which teaching and non-teaching staff can work, and gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessment.

History is about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past. History is concerned with sequence, time and chronology and is the study of evidence about the past; it gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships. History fires the children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, children develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. In history, children find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this they need to be able to research, sift through evidence, and argue for their point of view – skills that are prized in adult life.