Welcome to the History page. Here you’ll find all you need to know about History at St. George’s CVA. Below are our progression documents, policy and map of History across the school.
You’ll also find details of our new History club that is running in Advent and Pentecost Terms.
We aim for children to have acquired the essential characteristics of historians:
- An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods and of historical concepts and processes.
- The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas very confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
- The ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical events derives from a range of sources.
- The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry.
- A passion for history and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
- A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make robust and critical use of it to support their explanations and judgements.
A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high quality research across a range of history topics.
Archaeology and History Club!
Autumn & Pentecost dates:
Archaeology and History club takes place every Monday at 3.15 – 4.15pm
In our first week, we began looking at the importance of making clear observations in the way that an historian would. This involved everyone sketching and drawing a potato and then everyone trying to match each potato to its description and sketch. This was quite tricky but we had great fun.
The following week, we made our own ancient coins from clay and gold paint. We first researched what old coins looked like and then tried to emulate these patterns.
We’ve also been mummifying oranges and making Stone Age petraspheres out of clay!