SS Peter and Paul Primary School



The study of History should inspire curiosity about the past and how this affects life today, in Britain and beyond. The History curriculum is shaped by our whole school vision, enabling children to be empowered to embrace life’s opportunities. At SS Peter and Paul, we believe that a well-rounded History curriculum will allow children to gain a coherent, chronological understanding of the topics covered, creating a framework for them to understand new concepts. We recognise the important role that History plays in preparing children with transferable skills – understanding how to be a responsible citizen, understanding change and societal development and a context in which to understand themselves and others. These skills will enable all children to access a much wider world.



Our teaching follows the National Curriculum and is supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on each year and are sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. All pupils will not only learn facts about past events but will develop skills enabling them to work as historians. Pupils at SSPP will learn to find, interpret and evaluate evidence from primary and secondary sources. They will be confident to argue their point of view supported by this evidence. At SSPP, we make links with our locality to improve outcomes and further inspire curiosity. Examples of which include: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, the George Müller Museum and Historic England.



Pupils at SS Peter and Paul will have developed:

  • A secure knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from the historical periods studied
  • The ability to think critically and communicate their understanding confidently in styles appropriately to a range of audience
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past
  • A respect for historical evidence and the ability to use this to support their explanations and judgements
  • A desire to embrace challenging activities, including undertaking high-quality historical research
  • A passion for History which develops their curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways