History is a study of past events, their causes and consequences. The past influences all aspects of our lives. It shapes the customs and beliefs of the communities to which we belong. History is all around us. The study of history ignites children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children develop an understanding of how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. Their learning of history can influence the decisions they make about personal choices, attitudes and values. Learning about how people lived in the past, can influence the life choices that children make today. The aim of history teaching at St Mary’s is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology and, through this, they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. We aim to help children to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.

St Mary's Learner Leaflets (Progression of Skills and Knowledge)

We are members the Historical Association