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History Intent

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we believe in creating inquisitive historians who are able to make links between the past and the world we know today. We teach engaging lessons that bring the past to life; we arouse the children’s curiosity and encourage them to become active and independent learners.

In order to develop independence, we encourage children to think carefully and critically as they develop their own questions and research the past. We explore the idea that history can be told from several viewpoints and that evaluate evidence to develop our own perspectives and judgement of events. We develop historical enquiry skills and build on knowledge gained in previous years to create an inquisitive historian, who has the building blocks of skills and knowledge in place to be able to assess and understand history.

We use a wide range of resources, drama and historical artefacts to inspire historical inquiry and support this with a variety of history-based school trips to local museums, historical sights and places of historical interest. Wherever relevant, we think about British Values and how these impact on events from the past.

Through the historical study of Britain and the wider world, we aim to develop children’s understanding of concepts such as chronology, continuity and change, cause and consequence and similarity and contrast. We aim to help the children develop their understanding of historical enquiry, including the use of evidence to make historical claims and how and why interpretations of the past may differ.

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Our Mission and Values

“Through the love of Jesus we can navigate life’s journey”“Living out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork”






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

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Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.