Curious, Loving, Independent, Creative and Knowledgeable
Our curriculum vision is that our children are curious, loving, independent, creative and knowledgeable (CLICK) citizens of the future.
Our aim in constructing our History curriculum is to give the children of St Antony’s a wide understanding of the past. This will help children gain an insight to the history of Britain and different places around the world. Furthermore, children will understand and acknowledge that previous civilisations and societies have existed concurrently, often interacting with each other as we do in modern day society.
We want the children to develop a mental map of the past whilst also evolving into analytical thinkers, drawing on evidence and the interpretations of other historians to inform their own ideas. It is vital that pupils understand that not everything occurs in a sequence, but that events do often overlap. Our history curriculum aims to impart a sense of historical consciousness in the children and promote intelligent thinkers who understand how to inquire and form their own opinions and understand why history has been constructed. Furthermore, children will be able to make comparisons within and across time periods, as well as with the present day.
Considering all of this, we have constructed a curriculum that covers all of the objectives from the current History National Curriculum framework. By the time children leave St Antony’s, we want them to be Curious Historians who are able to inquire, critically evaluate, debate and draw from a wide range of evidence to support their ideas. Fundamentally, we want to instil a love for history and give them every opportunity of success within the field going forward in their lives.
St Antony’s is situated in a leafy suburb of the London Borough of Redbridge and the majority of children come from professional homes with access to a rich cultural capital. What our children need, is a more global viewpoint and an understanding of the diverse world in which they live.
As a Catholic school, our faith is at the heart of everything that we do and the principles of catholic social teaching are therefore drivers for our curriculum. It is also inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’, which calls us to “Listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor who suffer most” and by the UN Global Goals.