"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." – Theodore Roosevelt


We have shaped our history curriculum to inspire a curiosity within our children to discover more about their past. At St Mary’s, we aim to provide the children with a rich and diverse history curriculum, which equips them with a coherent knowledge and understanding about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our pupils will develop their critical thinking skills to be able to analyse evidence and appreciate different viewpoints, to become well-informed historians. There is also a huge emphasis on our local history and the key events that have shaped the history of our school. We want our children to develop an appreciation for the people and events that are part of our local, national and international


At St Mary’s, we provide the children with a variety of memorable experiences to deepen the children’s historical understanding. Our pupils have participated in many exciting opportunities, including our unforgettable visit to the Troy Exhibition in London. In Year 3 and 4 the children had a visit from some fascinating Romans. St Mary’s implements the National Curriculum through creative and practical lessons which are inclusive to all children.

Our history curriculum provides the children with chronological understanding, knowledge of significant individuals and events, and how the past impacts our lives in the present.


We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the follow:

  • Book looks
  • Pupil voice
  • Regular feedback during each lesson
  • Staff CPD
  • Observations

History Overview

History Policy

Progression of Knowledge and Skills History

Knowledge Organisers

Summer Term

Spring Term

Autumn Term

History Highlights