“Without knowledge of history, your world is very small.” Munson
At St Mary’s we believe that the History curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to make connections to the past and the world/ local area in which they live now. History aims to inspire children to actively explore different periods of time as well as cultures, in order to gain a sound understanding/bigger picture of how life today came about. We will teach children the skills required to be a good historian; how to research and gather information, as well as how to question information gathered for authenticity, perspective and reliability. Children will have access to a wide range of resources to aid them in their discovery, and opportunities across the curriculum to present, test and evaluate their historical knowledge. Our vision is that all pupils develop an increased confidence and understanding of historical facts, as well as an understanding of its influence on our day to day lives which will enable them to become confident and well -educated citizens within our society.
At St Mary’s our History curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop a secure knowledge of significant events and people
- develop a secure knowledge of local history and significant people and events
- consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like and the politics involved
- understand how beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions
- develop curiosity about the past in Britain, Europe and the wider world through historical enquiry: studying evidence, asking questions and problem solving.