At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of History, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in History, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire pupils to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. Pupils have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world. The curriculum at St Mary’s aims to ensure that all pupils: Gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which helps to stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past; Are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement; Begin to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
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