History at St Matthias
The history curriculum at St Matthias seeks to give pupils a solid foundation and broad overview in some of the most important periods, events and themes in British and world history. It is comprehensive but necessarily selective. We have chosen to interweave specific lessons on Black history throughout the curriculum in order to ensure that the content of the learning is an accurate representation of British history. The curriculum gives pupils a strong grounding in British history, taught chronologically from the first settlements through Roman Britain, the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, the medieval period and up to the Industrial Revolution and touching on Britain during the two World Wars. While studying these periods the units explore themes of change and continuity, perspective and power.
Children are further taught about both local accounts and that of other civilisations across the world. This provides them with an understanding of how Hackney has changed and developed over time, as well as the wider world, thus enabling children to make links between the past and the present. Throughout the school, our history lessons are underpinned by the use of artefacts, technology and interactive styles of learning. This means that all children and all learning styles are catered for so that teachers are able to appeal to different interests and needs.
Please see our history curriculum here.
Some useful websites to support with learning historical skills can be found below:
This Day in History
Interactive World History Atlas