‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey ‘
At St John’s Church of England Academy, we wholly embrace our local community and environment and have enhanced our curriculum through ‘Foresters’ Forest’ led enquiries to ensure that our children have a better appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of The Forest of Dean.
At St John’s Church of England School, we believe that, through the study of history, children make sense of their world and enrich their understanding of it. Our History Curriculum ensures that children are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of living in the Forest of Dean. We provide children with a knowledge and an understanding of the history of our local area as well as learning about different civilizations in order to understand the similarities and differences between societies and cultures, and the impact of changes on people and place.
Our history curriculum also ensures that children acquire key knowledge about important periods in history and that they develop some of the skills of a historian.
The impact and measure of our history curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
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