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Statement of Intent


At St Laurence’s our aim is to inspire all children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children reflect on historical events and build conclusions about how the events of the past effect present day. History helps pupils 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. Our History curriculum facilitates chronological awareness of events as well as their significance, duration and the events that happened around them. We also teach them to explore, uncover and interpret sources through enquiry to create their own conclusions about events. We encourage children to take views, ask critical questions and take on board others opinions, to weigh up evidence and deepen their curiosity to learn more.  History is enhanced through visitors and educational trips to bring it to life!