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Welcome to History at St George's School

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Our History Ethos

We believe that a well rounded History curriculum will allow children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At St George's School we have carefully designed our History curriculum so that children gain this knowledge as they progress through the school. In addition to this, we recognise the important role that History plays in preparing our children with skills that they can use for life, raising their aspirations, understand how to be a good and responsible citizen, understanding change and societal development and a context in which to understand themselves and others. This is extremely important for children at St George's School in allowing them access to a much wider world.

 

Through our History curriculum, we strive to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to know more about the past. Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We believe that teaching History in this way is important in broadening children's horizons, challenging preconceived ideas and developing life skills in order to prepare them for high school and beyond.

History in action!

At St George's School we carefully select our trips and local visits to provide our children with a wealth of experience and knowledge. This year our children have already been to Duxford for their WW2 project and to Colchester Castle for their Roman topic. We have also been on a local visit to Colcheser War Memorial to lay a wreath that we made in D&T.

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History Competition Winners!

A BIG well done to everyone that took part! Please come and see our History display with the entries. This is located on the first floor. 

Congratulations to our winning children! The Judge was extremely impressed. Below are the winning entries.

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