History

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’ Theodore Roosevelt

At St. Anne's, history often forms the basis of our main topics where we encourage curiosity, questions and imagination based on how the present has been shaped by the past, and how that, in turn, is the key to developing as informed, active and responsible citizens.

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. 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.

Children come to understand a developing sense of chronology, change and some sense of why and when things happened from learning about early man and the dolmens to the present day.

  • As an island steeped in its own history, we believe it is important to teach about the german occupation of the island and to celebrate Liberation day every year. 
  • This lends itself to recognising how communities develop, and what we have in common as well as what makes us different.
  • By beginning to understand how events that happened in the Bailiwick, United Kingdom or in other parts of the world can affect our lives today, children will learn how our actions and decisions can also shape the future