History

At St Mary's our History and Geography curriculum are taught in a variety of exciting topics.  We aim to encourage children to become curious about the world and other cultures around them. In studying History, children consider how the past influences the present and what past societies were like. In Geography, children develop knowledge of places and environments throughout the world and how to understand maps.

Key Stage 1

Our younger children focus on the significant events in British history – from to the Great Fire of London, to the Crimean War and other key events from around the world!

We also learn about the interesting lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, such as Neil Armstrong and Florence Nightingale. 

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, the children continue to develop a secure understanding of British, local and world history. They begin to look at patterns and trends over time and develop the use of historical terminology. They study periods such as the Stone to the Iron Age and the impact the Roman Empire had in Britain.